Virginia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were seriously injured by being hit by a vehicle while walking, you could be entitled to full compensation. Let our Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer help you.
Imagine that you’re walking to work or if you’ve just gone out for an evening stroll. Out of nowhere, you’re hit by a car, truck, or even a motorcycle. Now you’re hurt and can’t work. Your injuries could be permanent. Some families even lose their loved ones in these sorts of accidents. If you’re hurt, you may be worried about how you’d pay your monthly expenses. On top of that, you’re going to have unexpected medical expenses. All of this happened because you took a walk and some driver wasn’t paying attention. If you or someone you love is hurt in this way, you should call our Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer to schedule your free consultation.
Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can involve people who are walking, jogging, or running. They can happen in big cities, small towns, or even out in rural areas. Before we talk about the most common injuries, let’s talk about why this sort of accident is so dangerous. If you’re in a car and you’re in an accident with another vehicle, the vehicle absorbs some of the impact from your body. Of course, you can still have significant injuries from that sort of accident. You may also have minor injuries. When a vehicle hits someone who is walking, jogging, or running, there isn’t a lot of protection for the human body. The entire impact is absorbed by the body. Then, the victim could very well experience a secondary impact with the ground or another object.
Minor common injuries include bruises, scrapes, “road rash,” strained or sprained muscles, or minor broken bones. Serious injuries that are also common to pedestrian accidents are compound fractures, multiple broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, broken teeth or a broken jaw, and internal bleeding.
Hit by a Car? Follow These Steps
Pedestrian accidents are extremely frightening situations because of their potential to be life-altering. It can be hard to know what to do. While we hope you’re never involved in one of these accidents, we want you to understand what to do.
First, think about your own safety. If you have or think you have a head, neck, or back injury, don’t move unless it is absolutely necessary (such as to keep yourself from being hit by another vehicle). Those injuries can cause permanent damage. Moving can make those injuries worse.
Second, determine if you think you need immediate medical care. Again, consider whether you may have hurt your neck, back, or head. You could also have internal injuries. If you think that you may have a medical emergency, call 911. Your health and well-being are the most important thing. If you don’t think that you have a major injury or if you think you’re not hurt at all, you still need to get medical attention. Some injuries have few or no signs until you have a big problem on your hands. Minor injuries can also get worse if you don’t get medical attention.
Next, call the police. They will come out and take a report of what happened. You’ll be given a report number so that you can get a copy of it. The police can help you by getting the insurance information of the driver or drivers involved as well their names, addresses, and contact information. You’ll need that information to file a claim.
Call our Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you can to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss your claim with you. Lawyers play an important role in these sorts of claims. We help make sure that you’re treated fairly by the insurance company.
You Could Be Entitled to Financial Compensation
If you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The facts of the case will affect whether compensation will be awarded. Common types of compensation include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Missed time from work
No Legal Fees Unless We Win You Money
In a typical pedestrian accident case, the insurance company will attempt to settle your case quickly and pay the injured party far less than what they actually deserve. Don’t let that be you! Work with The Strong Law Firm’s Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Determining who is negligent in a pedestrian accident requires the work of a skilled attorney with resources. Our legal team will work tirelessly to investigate the facts of the accident and build a solid case based on the findings. We are ready to get to work on your behalf!
Why Hire Michael Strong for Your Case?
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation far beyond what the insurance company initially offers. That, however, will only be the case if you work alongside a reputable Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer who has the resources available to fight for your rights.
At The Strong Law Firm, our attorney:
- Has been practicing law since 1980
- Has licenses in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia
- Handles countless personal injury cases every year
- Is a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an exclusive legal associations for elite attomeys
What to Expect
You’ll need to seek medical attention immediately after a pedestrian accident. When a motor vehicle strikes the body, the resulting damages are often much worse than what they appear at first.
Some of the common types of injuries that can result from a pedestrian accident include:
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Your next step will be to reach out to the legal team at The Strong Law Firm. They can help you pursue the results you deserve. In addition to recovery for the medical expenses you put forth, you may even receive compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. Many of these accidents and subsequent injuries could have been prevented had the driver exercised the due care they owe to pedestrians. Learn what you should do next by calling us.