A pedestrian is killed by a motor vehicle every one and a half hours, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles tend to be detrimental for the pedestrian, as they are vulnerable by having zero protection. If a pedestrian survives an accident, it is probable that they will suffer from serious injuries that can cause an unexpected financial burden. If you are loved and has been a victim of a pedestrian accident, our team of highly experienced lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations, call today to schedule one.
Bone fractures: Broken bones are common in pedestrian accidents due to the extreme external force.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs): A blow to the spine can have lifelong consequences – even minor damage can be devastating. Possible types of SCIs include herniated discs, fractures, and paralysis.
Internal injuries: Internal bleeding and organ damage are potentially serious injuries and require immediate medical attention.
Head trauma: Traumatic brain injuries vary in severity, ranging from minor concussions to comas or even death.
Lacerations: Although most lacerations are minor and heal with little medical intervention, serious lacerations can result in scarring or even nerve damage, significantly decreasing a victim’s quality of life.
Death: In the most severe cases, pedestrian accidents may be fatal.
These pedestrian accident statistics are courtesy of the Virginia DMV’s 2017 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts.
By hiring a Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer to advocate for you, the odds of receiving a financial recovery are maximized. Severe injuries caused by the negligence of a driver deserve full and fair compensation. Your attorney will handle all conversations and negotiations with the insurance company, as well as represent you in court if necessary. Ultimately, we aim to give you peace of mind as we take care of all legal proceedings while you can focus your energy on healing and recovery.
If you’ve been injured or if you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a pedestrian accident, our qualified team of pedestrian accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you are owed. Contact us today and receive a free case evaluation.