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The Consequences Of Pedestrian Accidents

Feb. 18, 2020

Nationwide, pedestrian accidents have risen steeply in recent years. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are on the rise in New York, too.

Being struck by a moving vehicle is terrifying and the healing process can be daunting. On top of that, dealing with medical expenses and insurance companies can feel overwhelming.

Speaking with an attorney who understands the details of pedestrian accidents is critical to achieving a full recovery. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, in Dewitt, New York, knows how important it is for you to be able to heal. We will handle the legal issues so you can focus on your health.

Pedestrian Injuries And Causes

Pedestrians are in a vulnerable position. While pedestrian accidents often do not occur at high speeds, there is nothing to protect the victim from the vehicle's force. Common injuries from pedestrian accidents include:

  • Broken bones

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Scars

  • Wrongful death

Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers

  • Drivers who are speeding

  • Drivers who are not paying attention to traffic signs or signals

  • Motorists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Inclement weather conditions

Being on the lookout for dangerous situations while you are walking is one thing you can do to avoid being struck. When you are walking, the hope is that the people around you see you and are paying attention to their surroundings. If you assume motorists cannot or will not see you, however, you could prevent a tragedy.

Begin Your Recovery

Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, offers free consultations. To gain a better understanding of what to do next, make an appointment with a lawyer in our Dewitt office by calling 315-640-4216 or contacting us online.