Over 70,000 pedestrians a year are injured in traffic accidents. About 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year in traffic accidents. A pedestrian can be severely disabled by a car that is only traveling 10 miles an hour. If a pedestrian is hit by a car traveling 30 miles an hour or more, the impact can often cause fatal injuries.
Immediately after the accident, it’s important to seek medical care. If possible, you should get the names and contact numbers for eyewitnesses, as well as the driver’s insurance information. The police should be called to assess the situation.
Injured pedestrians may be able to recover for their damages, if the accident was caused by another party’s negligence. Normally, you must prove the driver failed to follow the rules of the road, and that his or her actions caused your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may also be able to recover from another party, such as the entity responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or road where the accident occurred.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in The Colony, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call the pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800, and schedule your free consultation. You will not pay us any fees unless we obtain a recovery for you. Contact us to learn more about your case.