Almost everyone, especially those in densely-populated areas, have shared the road with a motorist at some point. When it comes to road accidents, pedestrians have little-to-no protection against other entities, as there’s no structure surrounding them. Most pedestrian accidents can occur due to a number of reasons, including distracted driving, aggressive driving, drowsy driving, driving under the influence, ignoring street signs and signals, and failing to yield at crosswalks and intersections. Even if only for half a second, a driver losing focus is enough to result in a potentially catastrophic accident.
Because of the lack of protection between pedestrians and motor vehicles, the results can be physically, psychologically, and economically destructive. Physical injuries can range from broken bones, to limb loss, to brain, spinal, and internal trauma. Severe injury, and even death of a loved one, can be devastating. Coupled with costly medical treatments and life-long consequences, pedestrian accidents can hit hard on the victims and parties involved. These accidents are higher in severity than multi-vehicle accidents, as vehicles provide a steel frame as some sort of protection against other elements.
If a driver’s negligent behavior was the cause for an accident, the driver can be held fully responsible for any and all injuries the victim might endure. The injured victim may also be entitled to full compensation for medical bills, long-term care, lost wages, and emotional and physical suffering.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, or death due to a pedestrian accident, you should seek documentation of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Camden personal injury lawyers at Kahn, Gigliotti & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve, through determination of who is at fault, and an attorney to make sure that the party responsible for the injuries is held fully accountable.