In the United States, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every two hours and injured every eight minutes. (NHTSA 2013 Traffic Safety Fact Sheet). In any collision with a moving vehicle, the pedestrian typically suffers the vast majority of injuries and damage. A pedestrian is 1.5 times more likely to be killed from a collision than occupants in a vehicle. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is essential that you seek legal representation to make sure your rights are protected.
The catastrophic injuries common in a pedestrian accident may leave you facing a lengthy hospital stay and prevent you from working or enjoying time with your loved ones. Such injuries may permanently affect your way of living and enjoyment of life. You will need a skilled personal injury attorney to recover any available damages, including medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
When injured as a pedestrian, there may be more than one party responsible. While the driver of the vehicle is likely responsible for the accident, it is also possible to hold the party who maintained the sidewalks, road, or street lights responsible for the accident. Wendt Law Firm P.C. has the experience and resources necessary to navigate this complicated process and help you recover for your losses.
At Wendt Law Firm P.C., our experienced legal team will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine if it was caused by a negligent driver or any other responsible party, and then work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation is free and with no obligation. You will pay nothing unless we successfully resolve your claim.