No matter where you are, if you are walking through streets and roadways, you are at an increased risk for injury as a pedestrian. You are not offered the same physical protections as people operating motor vehicles because you are completely exposed, which means that your injuries can be much more severe. Injuries suffered from a car accident are often much more dangerous or life-threatening for the pedestrian involved than for the driver.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian involved in a vehicle crash, do not wait to reach out to an attorney in order to seek the damages that you are entitled to. At McBell Law, we have the commitment and drive to help you seek the justice that you deserve. You could be entitled to monetary damages for your pain and suffering, so call us at 877-300-5105 for a free consultation.
It’s important to know the kind of injuries you should look out for when you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident because you might not realize that you’ve been hurt. Injuries suffered from pedestrian accidents often include brain injuries, broken bones, and other physical injuries. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common injuries:
When you’re involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s not just the vehicle that can cause your injuries. The impact of the vehicle can cause you to fall back and make contact with an object that causes your injury. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be very serious, so don’t wait to seek the help that you need. The longer you wait, the worse your pain and suffering could be.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you think you might not be hurt, some injuries can take days to display symptoms. During this process, you should make sure to document a paper trail as detailed as possible. This should include photos of your injuries, photos of the scene, a collection of witness statements, copies of medical bills, the driver’s information, etc.
The more documentation you have of your pedestrian accident, the stronger your case is when you file your personal injury claim. Especially when it comes to determining the at-fault party, documentation can make or break your case. You should also consider filing a police report if your accident was the result of a hit and run.
Suffering an injury from a pedestrian accident can be a traumatizing experience, and dealing with the aftermath of filing a personal injury claim can make the process more stressful. Let the skilled attorneys at McBell Law carry the burden of filing a claim so you can focus on what matters most: healing. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, give us a call at 877-300-5105 for your free consultation.