According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,884 pedestrians killed and an estimated 65,000 injured in traffic crashes throughout the United States in 2014 – averaging one pedestrian death every two hours and injury every eight minutes. Unfortunately, some of the highest numbers of pedestrian fatalities are in the District. If you have been struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk or have suffered an injury due to dangerous sidewalk conditions, you deserve to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. However, having to deal with various insurance companies and other liable parties can be exhausting, and you may not end up with the financial compensation that you deserve. For this reason, you should seek the expert legal counsel of a Washington DC pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you are able.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians are often subject to serious catastrophic injuries after being involved in an auto accident simply based on the weight and speed of the vehicle which struck them. Potential injuries are exacerbated due to the lack of pedestrian protection and these injuries, many of which only make themselves known in the days following the collision. There are various types of injuries that may take place as a result of an accident, the most common include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
In addition to handling injuries caused by motor vehicles, the legal team at Trombly & Singer, PLLC, also has extensive experience handling claims arising from defective sidewalks. Crumbling or uneven sidewalks can pose a risk to even the most cautious of pedestrians and may result in serious injuries. A qualified Washington DC personal injury lawyer at our firm will work to secure the compensation you need in order to begin forward with your life.
Pedestrian Accident Claims in DC
The injury and accident lawyers at Trombly & Singer, PLLC have successfully resolved several cases in Washington, DC and Maryland where our clients were seriously injured as a result of inattentive drivers striking them while they were lawfully crossing the street. For example, our attorneys recovered $300,000.00 for a young woman who was struck and seriously injured while she was lawfully walking in a parking lot in Washington, DC. We also recovered $250,000.00 for a federal government employee who was lawfully crossing the street in downtown Washington, DC. Allow us to handle your legal matters so you can focus all of your attention on recovering from your accident. An injury or wrongful death claim for damages may include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Seek Justice in Washington, DC
At the law firm of Trombly & Singer, PLLC, our Washington DC pedestrian accident attorneys have helped numerous people get the compensation that they deserve. Each of our lawyers has extensive legal experience representing Washington, DC and Maryland clients who have been wrongfully injured in pedestrian accidents and we understand how to tackle even the most complicated case. We understand that not every accident is the same, which is why we tailor our representation to fit the unique needs of your case. Because we take only a certain number of cases at a time, you can be assured that we will be ready to devote all of our resources to helping you achieve a favorable outcome.
The bottom line is that drivers have a duty to watch for pedestrians and give them the right of way in crosswalks. Even if you were struck by a vehicle outside of a crosswalk, you may still have a claim against the negligent driver. When working with a legal professional at our firm, you can rest assured knowing a seasoned Washington DC pedestrian accident lawyer will thoroughly review your claim so you understand all of the options available to you.
Your Local DC Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence while on foot, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our office at 202-775-8888 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We represent clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland, including Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City. With the assistance of local counsel, we also represent clients in Virginia and other jurisdictions.