Pedestrian Accidents

By Peter DePaolis

Mr. Johnson has handled numerous pedestrian accidents throughout his career including cases involving serious traumatic brain injury as well as orthopedic and neurological injuries. In December of 2016, Roger Johnson and his associate Kasey Murray settled a case for $9,325,000.00 where a pedestrian sustained life-changing crush injuries and is now disabled as a result of the accident. The case involved legal questions regarding the duties of drivers and their employers, as well as the legal impact of the recovery of workers’ compensation benefits on a personal injury lawsuit. The settlement is one of the largest in the firm’s history.

Mr. Johnson has settled two other catastrophic pedestrian accidents for substantial amounts. The first involved a pedestrian in a crosswalk who was struck by a truck as it made a right turn on a green light. In this case, a 67 year old woman sustained a brain injury. Mr. Johnson also settled a case where a woman dragged by a truck down K Street in Washington, D.C. for in excess of $7,000,000.00. This woman sustained traumatic leg injuries including fractures and extensive degloving of the skin on her lower legs.

Additionally, Mr. Johnson has represented numerous pedestrian clients who sustained concussions as the result of hitting their head on the pavement after being struck by a vehicle. Mr. Johnson believes that many lawyers and insurance companies undervalue concussion cases because the injured person appears to be fine.

If you have sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident, please call Mr. Johnson for free consultation.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.