According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,500 fatal pedestrian accidents occur across the country on a yearly basis, and that thousands more of these accidents result in serious injuries.
A pedestrian accident occurs when a vehicle actually strikes an individual’s body. Crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk may seem like extremely simple things to do, but these are acts that can quickly turn tragic. After all, pedestrians share the streets with aggressive or negligent vehicle drivers, and this means that they are therefore highly vulnerable to serious injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, and amputations.
Drivers may cause pedestrian accidents by committing traffic violations such as speeding, ignoring a stop sign, or running a red light. They may also fail to yield when making a turn, pull out or back up without keeping an eye out for pedestrians, or even drive while drunk or distracted.
It is crucial to obtain and preserve evidence in these situations, as motorists who hit pedestrians oftentimes deny responsibility for causing the accident. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation in order to establish liability.
The team at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. believes that negligent drivers must be held accountable for their actions, and so they will ensure that their injured clients are paid all damages that they are allowed to recover under the law.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
Protect yourself and your loved ones. Call Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. for a free and confidential consultation.