No-one expects a pedestrian accident. When you’re walking along, minding your own business, the last thing you’re thinking about is whether a car, truck or bus is going to hit you. Unfortunately, over 4,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents every year, with an additional 59,000 people injured in these unexpected accidents. Pedestrians are even in danger from motorcycles and bicycles.
Because the pedestrians are completely exposed in these types of accidents, they often suffer from severe, incapacitating injuries. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that over 14,000 pedestrian accidents every year are incapacitating, serious injuries.
The greater San Diego area is prone to its own share of pedestrian accidents. Persons walking to work, walking to lunch or even walking from the car to a business are injured frequently in El Cajon, La Mesa and the rest of the greater San Diego area. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may need to contact an attorney to help resolve your case.
Pedestrian Accidents are Serious Accidents
When the fragile human body meets a large metal vehicle moving at any rate of speed, the body is prone to suffer severe injuries. Persons injured in pedestrian accidents may suffer from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, internal bleeding, broken bones and other serious injuries. Many of these injuries leave lasting, long-term consequences. A pedestrian accident could leave you in a wheelchair, leave you unable to perform your job or even be fatal.
These catastrophic injury accidents require a forward-thinking approach. Not only are you eligible to recover for medical bills to date; if you’ve got a long-term or debilitating injury, you’re eligible to recover on future costs. Don’t let the insurer short-change you in your pedestrian injury case. Give us a call for a free consultation, and let our 90 years of combined experience work for you.