Unfortunately, in Washington D.C., pedestrian accidents happen all the time. In fact, across the country, the number of fatalities that occurred in pedestrian accidents in 2016 rose by 9 percent in the United States from the year before. Pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences and result in life-changing injuries. When a person is hit by a car, they may experience head or brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and a wide range of other traumatic injuries.
Often times, pedestrian accidents are the unfortunate result of driver negligence. When drivers are distracted by their cell phones, are driving recklessly, or are driving under the influence, they can easily find themselves involved in a serious pedestrian accident.
If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you get started on a lawsuit and make sure the negligent party is held accountable for their actions. It is essential that in order to file a successful lawsuit, you file it within 3 years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so, you may miss out on significant compensation that can help you cover your medical expenses and lost wages that resulted because of the accident.
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.