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Every year there are thousands of road accidents in the United States, and over 100,000 of these involve pedestrians getting injured or killed. More than fifty percent of pedestrian accidents in the United States result in the death of the pedestrian, making this a serious concern and problem. Nearly fifty percent of pedestrian accidents that result in death occur between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and so in many cases they involve school children who are on their way home from school. Statistics show that it is children, along with the elderly, that are most at risk of injury or death as a result of a pedestrian accident. The majority of these deaths and injuries are the result of a run in with a negligent or careless driver.
There are a number of common reasons why pedestrian accidents occur. In some cases, it can be the fault of the pedestrian – for instance, a child may run out right in front of a car. If the car is already too close to come to a stop, it is likely that injury will occur. However, if the vehicle was speeding at the time of impact then it will be most likely classed as the fault of the driver, even though the pedestrian may have walked or run out in front of the vehicle. In the vast majority of cases however, it is not the fault of the pedestrian at all but the cause of driver negligence. This includes negligence such as:
Although it is important for pedestrians be cautious where there is traffic around, in many cases the pedestrian is not at fault in any way. Therefore, those affected by a pedestrian accident may be eligible to claim compensation for the damage and harm caused by the accident. A pedestrian accident can result in a range of injuries, some minor and others very serious. Many pedestrian accidents result in injuries such as:
Whether you have personally been injured or harmed in a pedestrian accident or whether you are the relative of someone killed as the result of a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. I am fully qualified and experienced lawyer in this field and will work to get compensation for harm, injuries, distress, medical costs, loss of earnings, and any other damages or expenses that result from the pedestrian accident. In the event that you are making a claim on behalf of a deceased loved one that was killed as a result of the accident, I will file for compensation for wrongful death.
It is important to contact me as soon as possible following the accident. I will need time to get witness statements and any other details and evidence that can help your case, so the earlier you contact me, the more likely you are to see success when you file a claim for compensation. I will go through your legal options with you, and based on the facts that you provide will decide upon the best course of action. Given adequate time, I can put together a solid case in order to get you the compensation you deserve, and will collate all the relevant facts and information in order to increase your chances of filing a successful claim against the person at fault.
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