Middlebury Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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If you have recently been involved in any automobile accident, it is a serious matter, but the situation is particularly dangerous if you were a pedestrian. Even motorized vehicles that are moving slowly or coming to a halt can cause tremendous damage if they collide with a human body. A person simply cannot withstand the sheer impact of an automobile without likely suffering severe physical trauma, and often extreme injuries such as paralysis, deep fractures, extensive bleeding and organ rupture, brain damage, and even death.
Those who have been fortunate enough to have more minor injuries also still suffer long-term emotional and mental trauma. Regardless of the extent of the damage, victims will have to pay exorbitant fees for even the briefest visit to the hospital. It is unjust that you should pay for someone else’s negligence or carelessness, so reach out to our Middlebury pedestrian accident lawyers immediately.
Types of Injuries to Pedestrians Incurred by Automobiles
Pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone walking across the street. While the elderly and young children are certainly at high risk of being injured, we have witnessed clients of all ages tragically suffering from a horrible accident. This is because a car can cause traumatic damage to a person of any age, even when the car’s speed is “relatively” slow.
Dangerous injuries have been known to occur when automobiles are simply pulling out of a parking space, and if the speed increases, the possibility of fatality rises exponentially. Just some of the damage you could receive from this type of crash include:
- Internal bleeding
- Road rash and burns
- Head and brain injuries
- Bruises, fractures, and broken bones
- Lacerations and cuts
- Damage to the spinal cord and spinal column
- Memory loss
- Lost Wages
Proving Liability After an Accident
When you have been involved in a traumatic collision as a pedestrian, the first thing you should do is get emergency medical aid. However, once the most significant injuries have been taken care of, it is important to collect as much evidence as possible to prove how you have suffered.
This way, you will be more likely to have success in obtaining full reparations for your pain. Some of the ways we can help prove the other party is liable for causing your injury include finding whether the driver had:
- Consumed alcohol or drugs during or prior to driving
- Sped or broke traffic laws
- Failed to yield or utilize proper turn signals
- Been distracted by texting, calling, or using a GPS
Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for a Car Pedestrian Accident?
It is possible for a pedestrian can be at fault for an accident, either in part or fully. While though the laws of the road call for motor vehicles to always yield to pedestrians while crossing the street this does not mean they are always liable for an accident. Pedestrians still have a responsibility to follow traffic laws put in place to keep them safe. Some of the most common traffic laws pedestrians break include:
- Crossing against the traffic signal
- Crossing the road outside a crosswalk
- A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed
Get Started On Your Case Today
There are many factors that need to be considered when it comes to pedestrian accident liability. If you have been injured, contact Griffin Injury Law, LLC today to learn how we can help you. Backed by decades of experience our firm has recovered millions in compensation for injury victims. We understand what it's like to suffer through an injury. Don't wait to give our firm a call today, we offer free initial consultations.
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