If you or a loved one are the victim of a pedestrian accident, the personal injury attorneys at Nunez & Associates are poised to stand by your side and fight. Careless, distracted drivers must be held responsible for the harm they cause and we know exactly how to collect and organize evidence to create an effective, compelling claim that will result in the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrians are especially at the mercy of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. There is no guarantee of safety for a pedestrian who lawfully crosses at a crosswalk, on a green light, or even while walking on a sidewalk. Pedestrians are at risk in parking lots as well from cars backing out or speeding down lanes.
Pedestrian accidents and fatalities are on the rise, many of which may be due to the proliferation of cell phones and their use while driving. Statistics from the National Safety Council and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association demonstrate the dangers pedestrians face on our roadways:
A major factor in pedestrian accidents is the motorists’ failure to recognize that when making a left turn, a pedestrian has the green light or walk signal to cross the street. When turning right, motorists often fail to look for traffic on their right, including pedestrians. Prominent signage warning motorists to look for pedestrians can help as well as news outlets and other media calling attention to the problem.
Other causation factors include:
Sometimes just common sense can reduce the risk of being a statistic in a pedestrian accident. Some tips to follow include:
Communities can assist by instituting educational programs or by doing the following:
Consult an experienced personal injury lawyer if you were injured in a pedestrian accident. You may be entitled to personal injury protection benefits that will pay for your medical expenses, compensate for lost earnings, and replace other out-of-pocket expenses.
For additional compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings and other economic losses, and for non-economic damages including pain and suffering, your attorney can bring a personal injury claim against the negligent motorist.