Can pedestrians receive damages?

As people walk to different locations, they should remain aware of their surroundings. Drivers may not be driving in the safest manner. This could lead to a pedestrian accident. These incidents can cause serious harm to a pedestrian since they do not have protection from a motor vehicle. When pedestrians are injured as a result of being hit by a car, they have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that hit them. These injured pedestrians also have the right to collect damages for the accident. If the driver was negligent and this negligence lead to the accident, you may be able to win a lawsuit against them and receive damages in return. When a driver breaks traffic laws or is not aware of their surroundings, this may be able to help your case to prove they fulfill the burden of proof. This can help you to recover damages for your accident. Damages may be able to provide compensation to pay off bills for the injuries that you have sustained as a result of being hit by the car. Being hit by a car can cause detrimental injuries to an individual that can even be life-threatening. These injuries may be long-term and require extra support and care for the rest of your life. By acquiring damages in this lawsuit, it can provide compensation for the surmounting medical bills that you may have to face. Economic and non-economic damages can help victims of a pedestrian accident. It may be able to provide you with the money that you need to cover the cost of medical bills and to compensate for emotional turmoil that you suffer from due to the accident.

How do pedestrian accidents occur?

Since drivers are subject to human error, they can be distracted by numerous things or they may fail to follow traffic laws. Either way, they can be seen as negligent. By driving in a negligent manner, these drivers can cause accidents to occur. These accidents can be avoided if drivers were more aware of their surroundings. They should not be using their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. They also should be adhering to speed limits so that they do not risk the failure of stopping short to miss hitting a pedestrian on the road. Drivers need to ensure they are doing all they can to prevent accidents. Pedestrians should also make sure they are aware of everything going on around them. They should follow traffic lights and only walk in crosswalks to prevent accidents from occurring.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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