Of all the types of personal injury cases out there, pedestrian accidents are some of the worst. The injuries sustained are often lifelong and leave victims with a permanent impairment. You may be scared and confused after an accident, but you do not have to be. With the help of a Chesapeake, VA pedestrian accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., on your side, you will be able to successfully navigate the legal minefield that comes with a personal injury case.
For the latest reporting year, there were 1,625 pedestrian accidents reported and 1,575 had injuries. There were 124 deaths from these accidents. This means that nearly every pedestrian accident resulted in some type of trauma. Some of the most common injuries reported are:
This is not an exhaustive list and there are also other injuries that are not physical that you can sustain, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Pedestrians do not have the same protections as a car or bus. This is why these accidents rarely end well for the victims.
Although an accident can happen at any time for any reason, there are some causes that are more common than others, such as:
As a pedestrian, you should always follow any signage and be aware of oncoming traffic. Vehicles on the road can veer off course at any moment no matter how careful you are.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of another person’s careless actions, do not hesitate to contact a Chesapeake, Virginia pedestrian accident attorney. We will work to seek compensation for:
There may be other damages we can recover compensation for that are specific to your cases, such as funeral and burial expenses, and any out-of-pocket expenses you may have related to the accident.
It is important to contact a Chesapeake, VA pedestrian accident lawyer immediately after an accident since there is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This means you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you do not file a claim or lawsuit during this time, you may be unable to recover any compensation for your damages.
The sooner you contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., the faster we can begin working on your case. It is important to get witness testimony and other evidence as soon as possible to build a strong case. Call us at 757-517-8956, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.
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