Hit While Walking? A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help.
If you are hit by a car while on foot, your priority should be to obtain medical care. Then, you should speak with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys to discuss your rights. Emerald City Law Group and our Seattle injury lawyers can guide you through a personal injury claim so you get all the financial compensation you need to move forward in life.
From helping you get medical treatment to holding the negligent motorist accountable, contact Emerald City Law Group if you are an injured pedestrian.
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Seattle Pedestrian Accidents
You may be one of the many individuals who walk to work or simply enjoy taking a stroll. While walking is a healthy way to get around, is not without risks. In traffic-heavy Seattle you are at risk of being hit and significantly injured by a vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents can involve bikes, cars, and commercial trucks. There are even some cases where someone walking or jogging causes an incident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers have successfully handled numerous cases in which a negligent driver collides with a pedestrian.
We have seen pedestrians injured in car accidents in Seattle caused by:
- Vehicles failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks
- Vehicles failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks at intersections
- Vehicles speeding
- Vehicles making left or right turns and striking crossing pedestrians
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy/fatigued drivers
- Drunk drivers
Other factors contributing to vehicle-pedestrian accidents are using unmarked crosswalks, jaywalking, wearing dark clothing at night, and using electronics while walking. These are all factors that can come up during your claim.
Pedestrian injuries range from minor to fatal. These injuries and deaths result from various factors like driver and pedestrian behavior, environmental conditions, and urban design. These incidents can lead to death or long-term disability and psychological trauma, imposing economic burdens.
Here are the most common pedestrian injuries:
- Broken Bones
- Sprains and Strains
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Wrongful Death
If you or a loved one are hit by a car, it’s vital to seek medical attention right away. Even if you think your injuries are minor, have them evaluated by a doctor. Some injuries, such as concussions, may not be immediately apparent.