Compensating Pedestrians For Their Injuries

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way. When Drivers Are Negligent, They Also Have The Right To Compensation.

Car and truck drivers must respect the rights of pedestrians. But all too often, they fail to meet this obligation, and the results can be tragic. When pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, injuries are usually severe, and serious injuries and death are all-too-frequent. On average, over 5,000 pedestrians die per year after being struck by a motor vehicle — well over 60,000 are injured. In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in the United States and 69,000 pedestrians injured. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes.

At Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., we help people who have been injured and have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys have the skill and experience in personal injury law to help you pursue maximum compensation for the losses that you or a loved one has suffered.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries In Fairfax County and Throughout Northern Virginia

Pedestrian accidents occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes, people are injured by negligent motorists while walking in crosswalks. Pedestrians are also often struck by cars backing out in parking lots. Sadly, many pedestrian accident victims are children. Injuries commonly seen in vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Coma
  • Bone fracture or crush injuries

The sheer physics involved in pedestrian accidents — an unprotected person struck by a large vehicle — can make the resulting injuries severe. Many pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries and wrongful death.

Of course, if you were injured in a pedestrian accident, the negligent driver's insurance company will often claim that the accident was your fault: you should have seen the car coming, you were not in a crosswalk while crossing a street, you darted in front of the car, you were dressed too dark at night, etc. We have heard all these arguments before. We know how to counter these claims from the opposition and present compelling cases for pedestrian accident victims. We will do everything we can to help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other hardships.

Get The Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury as a pedestrian, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer.