Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Fintus Injury Firm, we know that a medical recovery from a pedestrian accident can be difficult and expensive. In any accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, there is a substantial likelihood of the pedestrian suffering serious, catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, please call us for a free and confidential case review.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Most pedestrians are aware of the dangers of walking on the streets. However, sometimes a pedestrian’s carefulness is not enough to ensure his or her safety. Even a careful pedestrian may not be able to avoid being hit by a negligent driver.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Distracted pedestrians
- Dark streets
- Alcohol impairment
- Improper left-hand turns (e.g., a driver turning left when he or she has a green light and the pedestrian has a walk light)
- The failure of a driver to yield the right of way.
Types of Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians struck by vehicles sometimes suffer very severe physical injuries. For the most unfortunate of these pedestrians, the end result is death. But, even when the accident does not cause a pedestrian’s death, it often causes great hardship, including massive medical bills, the loss of income, and permanent or partial disabilities (such as the loss of the ability to walk or the loss of the ability to use one’s arms and hands).
Types of pedestrian injuries include:
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Torn Ligaments
Compensation for Injuries
The amount of compensation a pedestrian will receive depends on, among other things, the following factors:
- the extent of the pedestrian’s injuries
- the pedestrian’s insurance coverage
- the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage
- whether the pedestrian partially caused the accident.
If you've been hurt, let us help
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can cause immense suffering and hardship. Let us help. We want nothing more than to ensure you are justly compensated for your injury or loss and would be thrilled if you decide to put us to work for you. We offer a FREE, no obligation consultation. Speak with us about how we can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the monetary compensation that you deserve.
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