Most urban areas in America are striving to become more pedestrian-friendly, including a goal to be safer for bicyclists as well. Many areas are making great progress with these goals, but the unfortunate reality is that auto-pedestrian accidents are still quite common. When pedestrians in Washington are struck by a motor vehicle, the outcome could be devastating.
The aftermath of a collision
An auto-pedestrian collision is not likely to end well for the pedestrian involved. After all, the sheer size difference and, in some cases, the speed of the vehicle involved means that a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle could suffer severe injuries, including broken bones, head injuries or even brain or spinal cord injuries.
If an auto-pedestrian collision is due to the negligent or reckless acts or omissions of the driver of the motor vehicle, it may be possible for the injured pedestrian to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financial compensation. In the aftermath of a personal injury incident, such as an auto-pedestrian collision, the injured victim will most likely have a variety of unexpected and sudden expenses, including medical bills that can pile up in a hurry.
At our law firm, we work with Washington residents who were injured in auto-pedestrian accidents. The injuries that arise from such incidents can be life-changing. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients get the information they need to take appropriate legal action. For more information, please visit the auto-pedestrian accident overview section of our law firm’s website.