Richmond Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Whether to get more exercise, environmental reasons, or to simply enjoy the beautiful weather in Richmond, more and more people are choosing to walk instead of using other methods of transportation. Pedestrians have just as much right as others in vehicles to be out and using the roadways, but still a number of pedestrian accidents happen every year in Texas. The injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can be catastrophic given the lack of protection that someone walking has compared to the protection of a vehicle, which is why victims in pedestrian accidents deserve nothing less than top tier legal representation for their injury claims.
At The West Law Office, our Richmond pedestrian accident attorneys here to help you with your legal needs after an accident. Call or contact us today to learn more and schedule a free case evaluation.
Pedestrian Accidents Happen Often
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around six thousand pedestrians are killed every year in the United States, and in 2018 Texas recorded 621 deaths in pedestrian accidents and many more injuries. Richmond is routinely cited as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrian accidents nationwide, and these accidents happen for many reasons.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving or driving under the influence. When a driver is looking at their phone or impaired by drugs or alcohol they fail to spot pedestrians in crosswalks or walking next to the road. Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians and ignoring traffic signals also causes many accidents between vehicles and pedestrians every year.
Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
Because a pedestrian has no protection against the impact of a larger vehicle, the injuries sustained by accident victims are often devastating and sometimes even cause permanent disability. Some of the most common injuries seen after pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Head and skull injuries
- Facial trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Amputation injuries
- Nerve damage
- Lacerations and road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
Given the severity of many pedestrian accident injuries, an experienced personal injury attorney is imperative to navigate the legal process after an accident. Hiring a lawyer is the best possible chance at securing compensation for injuries after an accident.
How a Lawyer Can Help
A lawyer can assist after a pedestrian accident in many different ways. First and foremost, an attorney can shoulder the burden of the legal case so that an accident victim can focus on their recovery. Second, a lawyer prevents unscrupulous insurance companies from offering settlements worth far less than an accident victim is owed. Third, an attorney will do their own investigation into the case and build the best possible arguments for compensation. Finally, if the insurers are unwilling to settle for the full and fair value of the claim, a lawyer can take the case to trial.
Talk to The West Law Office Now
Call or contact us to schedule a free case evaluation today with the pedestrian accident attorneys at The West Law Office in Richmond to learn more about your legal options.