Pedestrian Injury Statistics
- In 2006, more than 60,000 pedestrians in the United States were injured after being hit by a motor vehicle.
- In the same year, 4,786 pedestrians were killed after being hit by a car or truck.
- Pedestrians are at the highest risk for injury and death compared to bicycle riders or others who are outside of a vehicle when an accident occurs.
Types of Damages Recoverable in a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrians have the same rights as any other person legally using the public roadways. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to damages which include:
- Payment for pain and suffering
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Emotional distress
Protecting the Rights of Injured Pedestrians
Most regions have laws that limit the amount of time you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit after the injury occurred. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights.
The experienced personal injury attorneys of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, collect the important evidence, and will deal directly and firmly with insurance companies. We know that investigating pedestrian accidents calls for special attention to such important issues as visibility and accident reconstruction. We make sure that these important parts of the investigation are never overlooked.
Our lawyers do not charge a fee until they've recovered damages on your behalf, so you can focus on healing and leave the legal and financial worries to us.
To contact a pedestrian accident attorney at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff and to get a free and confidential case evaluation, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.