What Should You Know About Pedestrian Accidents?
According to national statistics, more than 100,000 pedestrians are injured and approximately 6,000 killed every year as a result motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrian accidents often result in very serious and sometimes permanent injuries.
Washington law gives pedestrians the right of way at every crosswalk whether the crosswalk is marked or unmarked. Drivers of motor vehicles are required to stop in favor of pedestrians at every crosswalk they come to.
If you were injured while crossing the street, or were otherwise injured by a vehicle, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.
What Types of Compensation Can You Receive?
While there are a variety of ways a motorist can injure a pedestrian, most of these cases involve certain categories of damages that an injured victim can recover.
People injured in a pedestrian accident can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses – including doctor bills, medications, and required medical equipment (e.g., crutches)
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Lost wages – both past and future
- Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering
How Can We Help?
Our firm can file a lawsuit on your behalf to compensate you for any losses that you suffered.
We can also file a personal injury claim on your behalf with the appropriate insurance company. We do not back down to insurers or claims adjusters.
Our firm provides all its clients with free initial consultations. Contact us now to schedule yours and we will kindly answer any questions you may have.
Let us take care of the legal work while you focus on healing and getting your life back in order.