According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while fatalities decreased for most groups of road users in 2016, there was an increase in fatalities in accidents involving pedestrians.
Assessing Fault in a Vehicle/Pedestrian Injury
Assessing fault for a pedestrian injury may be difficult, because the vehicle driver may not see the pedestrian before the accident, and as a result of injuries from it the injured pedestrian may not have a clear or any recollection of the accident. The pedestrian may be thrown some distance by the impact, making it difficult to determine where he or she was standing or walking when hit.
Injuries From Pedestrian Accidents Can Be Severe
Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries and can result in substantial wage loss, permanent disability and impairment, and severe pain and suffering.
Our lawyers and staff will work diligently to ensure you receive full compensation on your personal injury claim from a pedestrian accident. If you think we can be of help with your personal injury claim, please contact us at (360) 694-4344.