Pedestrians are most vulnerable when it comes to injuries resulting from negligent acts of drivers on our roads. Injuries arising out of auto, motorcycle or truck vs. pedestrian accidents tend to be more serious than other types of injury accidents. Unfortunately many pedestrian accidents result in permanent injuries such as loss of limbs, paralysis, scarring and even death.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study about 13% of all traffic accident fatalities involve pedestrians. According to the same study almost 70,000 pedestrians are injured annually on US roads.
Victims of pedestrian accidents usually are overwhelmed with the reality of not being able to work and take care of their personal and family’s financial needs. An injured person maybe entitled to recover damages such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of in-home care, future medical care, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
It is very important to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney immediately after an accident to learn about your rights.