Pedestrians who are injured in traffic accidents can sustain severe injuries. Without the protection of a car surrounding their bodies, they are more vulnerable to impact which can damage soft tissue as well as the brain, neck, back, and spinal cord. Pedestrian accidents and fatalities occur more often in densely populated urban areas, where driver negligence is often the cause. Children under the age of 16 are most likely to be hit by a car though those who are elderly are more likely to die from such accidents.
Some of the common reasons for pedestrian accidents and deaths are a motorist who does not yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks, a driver who runs a stop sign or red light, and a driver who is speeding or who is inattentive for whatever reason. In all of these cases, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle will suffer much more physical damage than the driver.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident resulting in serious injuries in Frederick, or the surrounding counties of Washington, Carroll, or Montgomery, we urge you to talk to the Frederick pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm. Mr. Discavage can meet with you at no charge to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries and advise you on your legal rights and what can be done on your behalf.
If your accident was the result of another's negligence or wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a personal injury case in which you can seek legal recourse for the damages connected with your injuries. As a Frederick personal injury attorney, Mr. Discavage has extensive experience, both in and out of the courtroom, in fighting for the rights and interests of those who have been victimized by negligence.
Contact an Accident Lawyer at the firm today if you have been injured as a pedestrian due to another's negligence.