Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in the day, whether it’s walking downtown to shop, running along your favorite path, or sitting on a roadside bench waiting for the bus. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often the victims of traffic accidents at no fault of their own.
Whether it’s a driver racing to work, a motorcyclist ignoring people crossing the street, or a truck driver texting while driving, pedestrians are hurt every year by negligent drivers. Over 6,000 pedestrians were in traffic accidents in 2018, and as more vehicles take to the roads, that number will likely increase.
When you or a loved one is the victim of a driver’s reckless actions, you don’t need to sit in pain and silence; you have rights that deserve protecting after being in a pedestrian accident. For experienced legal assistance, contact our office today to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a pedestrian as “as any person on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle traffic crash.” No matter what your case or circumstances may be, the pedestrian accident lawyers at AVA Law Group are here to listen to your story and connect you with the help you deserve.
If a distracted, drunk, or negligent driver caused your pedestrian accident, you have to prove the driver’s fault in order to recover compensation. With an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on your side, this process does not have to be a challenge. The attorneys with AVA Law Group have decades of combined experience handling even the most difficult pedestrian cases. We have tools and resources to help you prove that the accident was the negligent party’s fault. In situations like this, having experience on your side is necessary, especially if you find yourself needing to negotiate with the insurance companies or with the responsible party. We can take this burden off your plate and knowledgeably defend your rights.
If you or loved ones have been injured in a pedestrian accident, call AVA Law Group today for help. Contact our team at 1.800.777.4141 for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Pedestrian accidents can happen just about any time, anywhere. The NHTSA reports 79% pedestrian traffic deaths happened in urban settings, with 74% of accidents happening on the open road. Largely, pedestrian accidents happen at night, with over three-fourths of pedestrian accidents in 2018 happening at night. At night, a driver’s visibility is substantially lower, so they may not be as careful to keep an eye out for people crossing the street or may be tired while driving.
No matter the circumstance, pedestrian accidents often lead to horrible pain and suffering for victims, both physically and financially. Haggling with the insurance companies after an accident can often end up with you getting less compensation than you actually deserve for your injuries. We’re here to remove that stress from your plate, so you can have years of personal injury experience on your side when battling the insurance giants. We handle a wide range of pedestrian accident types, including:
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Many pedestrian accident victims are awarded a cash award to help cover financial burdens caused by an accident that wasn't their fault. For example, many victims receive compensation for the pain and suffering they've endured or the period of time they were unable to work due to their injuries.
At AVA Law Group, our team works tirelessly to ensure you and others who are hurt in an accident get the compensation and justice they deserve. To learn about your right to recovery and to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today!