Whether you were walking to work, walking your dog, or doing any other task or activity that pedestrians do on any given day, you shouldn’t be run over just because a driver was in a rush, tipsy, or in the middle of their daily fit of road rage. Xavier Injury Law understands that pedestrian accidents are physically devastating and emotionally traumatic. Getting hit by a car can feel more like an assault on your life than just a traffic accident, especially when the injuries are life-threatening or disabling. Whoever’s at fault for injuring you due to their negligent, careless, or reckless driving, they must be held accountable for hurting you.
Proving a Driver Is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
Every case is different. But in almost every case, insurance companies and defense lawyers will try to shift the blame to you, the pedestrian. No matter if you were legally walking in the crosswalk. No matter if you were hit by a car, truck, bus, taxi, Uber, Lyft, ambulance, or police car. The insurance companies and defense lawyers will likely blame you.
Xavier Injury Law will make sure that the proper analysis takes place, such as: evaluating the location of the accident; stoplights or traffic signs; weather; visibility; time of day; and other factors. We’ll examine what the police report says and what it doesn’t. We’ll track down witnesses. We’ll anticipate the defense lawyers’ arguments blaming you, such as jaywalking, crossing against the light, or being drunk. We’ll do the proper work to help ensure that who’s really at fault is the one who gets the blame and is the one who pays what’s owed.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Usually, a pedestrian being hit by any kind of vehicle produces a very bad outcome. Being able to walk away alive can be a blessing. But the injuries that remain can be a curse. Some common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents include:
- Neck | spine injuries
- Back | spine injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ligament, muscle, and tendon damage
- Ankles injuries
- Other bodily injuries
- Emotional and psychological injuries (flashbacks, anxiety, depression)
Xavier Injury Law is committed to making sure that those who harmed you are held accountable for harming you. Injuries are serious. They hurt. They can make you tired, grumpy, and less interested in doing things you used to enjoy doing. They can make you upset with life and the world. Injuries can change how you live. And sometimes injuries and pain can be so bad, it makes some people start thinking about whether they want to continue living. It can change a person. It can change you. Your pain and your injuries are worth something. When you’ve been hurt, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Reach out to us now, so we can help you.