Just as there are rules of the road for cars, trucks, and bicycles, there are rules of the road for pedestrians. Unfortunately, even when pedestrians do everything they’re supposed to, they still get struck by drivers.
Many drivers believe that roads were designed only for cars, and that everyone else, pedestrians included, should get off the roads. These drivers don’t drive carefully to make sure that the roads are safe for everyone, and they’re often the cause of tragic injuries.Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Some of the most common pedestrian accidents occur in the spaces that are designed for both pedestrians and cars. These include
Drivers are supposed to pay extra attention in these areas, as pedestrians will inevitably be in these spaces. Therefore, they should be on active lookout for pedestrians. Instead, they are often distracted, which causes a dangerous situation.Child Pedestrian Accident Victims
It’s a sad fact that many pedestrian accidents between a person and a vehicle involve children. Whether it’s in a crosswalk, a parking lot, or in a quiet neighborhood, children are often the ones who are the victim of speeding or distracted driving.
It is for this reason that every parent teaches their children to be safe while they share the road. They teach their children to always hold their hand in a parking lot, and they tell them to always stop what they are doing whenever they see a car. But even if a child does everything right, accidents still happen. You unfortunately cannot always count on a driver to see you, even in the most obvious of situations.Experienced Advocacy for Serious Injuries
Few walkers leave the scene of these accidents unscathed. The injuries associated with pedestrian accidents are often serious, if not deadly. Children are even more susceptible to severe injuries, sometimes with lifelong consequences. We have worked with a variety of individuals who have experienced the following:
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Rotator cuff damage
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Joint and knee injuries
- Brain and head injuries
If you lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, we can help you navigate the complexities associated with a wrongful death claim. While we cannot change what happened to you, we are committed to helping you build a stronger, more supportive future for yourself and your loved ones.Contact Us to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
It is essential that you retain an experienced attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover after your accident.
At Marcotte Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience representing accident victims. We understand how emotionally, physically and financially damaging these accidents can be to an individual. Our commitment to our clients is steadfast. We collaborate on each case we handle so you can rest easy knowing that a team of experienced professionals is on your side.
A skilled lawyer will help you obtain the best results possible. To learn more about how our bike or pedestrian accident attorneys can help, contact our firm online or by calling (978) 458-1229 to arrange a no-cost consultation.