Many people choose to walk wherever they need to go. Even if they have methods of transportations available, many people enjoy walking to their destinations. On the other hand, some people walk because they have to and do not have means of transportation. Whatever the case, pedestrians are always walking near busy roads. Unfortunately, the instances of pedestrian accidents continue to rise. Pedestrians are suffering injuries and losing their lives at alarming rates. In many incidents, drivers negligently cause the accidents.
Did you survive a pedestrian accident? Did you suffer a series of injuries after you were struck by a vehicle? Do you know what you should do after being involved in a pedestrian accident? Many victims of pedestrian accidents never take action against the party liable for their accident and injuries. Because of that, they are left seriously injured having to figure out how they can pay their sudden medical bills. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you must contact a law firm with experience handling personal injury claims.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you must contact Bed Bug Legal Group. Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to helping those affected by personal injuries. Our law firm has helped many victims of pedestrian accidents file claims against the liable party or parties. If you suffered a pedestrian accident, you should contact our firm as soon as possible to consult with our pedestrian accident lawyers. In the following sections, you will find basic information about pedestrian accident claims; for in-depth information, you must contact our firm and schedule a consultation with our attorneys.
Duty of Care
All drivers—auto drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, and motorcyclists, for example—have a duty of care to drive safely and cautiously in efforts to avoid collisions with all other parties that might be on the road. Are pedestrians included? Yes; all drivers must exercise a reasonable level of care to avoid pedestrian accidents. This includes following all traffic rules and signals, yielding to pedestrians, stopping at crosswalks, and making safe turns, for example. If drivers breach their duty of care, they can cause an accident and harm pedestrians. However, in many cases, pedestrians endanger themselves and make it difficult for drivers to avoid collisions. For example, pedestrians might dart into a busy street out of a designated crosswalk, ignore walking signals, walk on the street, and be distracted by electronics, for example. Although the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligent actions of drivers, pedestrians can also have some liability. If your actions contributed to your accident, do not worry—you might still have grounds to sue and receive compensation for your injuries.
Pedestrians are easily the most vulnerable parties on the road. When they are impacted by cars, vans, trucks, or any other motorized vehicles, they could suffer extensive injuries and lose their lives. Victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer some of the following injuries:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Shoulder, hip, and knee injuries
- Severed limbs
If pedestrians survive the impact, they are often left with permanent injuries that require long-term medical care. Besides the physical injuries mentioned above, victims of pedestrian accidents might also suffer emotional and mental damage as a result of their injuries.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents
If you were a victim of a pedestrian accident or if a member of your family died in a pedestrian accident, you might be eligible to sue and receive compensation. The type and amount of compensation you might receive depends on the details of your accident—these details should be evaluated by our pedestrian accident attorneys to establish the value of your claim. Many of the victims of pedestrian accidents are eligible to recover the following forms of compensation:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
For more information on the compensation that you might receive if you file a pedestrian accident lawsuit, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will fight for your right to receive the highest amount of compensation available for your pedestrian accident claim.
The Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Claims
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or if your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you must file a claim within the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a timeline that establishes the deadline to sue. You must file your lawsuit within the deadline to avoid losing your right to file a lawsuit. Victims and surviving family members of deceased victims of pedestrian accidents are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Therefore, they have two years from the date of their accident—or from the date of their death—to file a lawsuit. However, some exceptions might apply and toll or extend the time plaintiffs have to sue. For more information about the statute of limitations and any exceptions that might apply to your claim, you should contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Legal Group
Bed Bug Legal Group is dedicated to fighting for the rights of all victims of pedestrian accidents. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to all pedestrian accident victims. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our pedestrian accident attorneys will answer all your questions and all your concerns. You will receive all the information necessary for a successful lawsuit.
Our law firm offers free legal services through our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees. Our firm’s contingency status also ensures that our clients are not required to pay legal fees until our attorneys win their claims. If our attorneys do not win your pedestrian accident claim, you will not be required to pay any fees. You must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible to speak with our pedestrian attorneys.