Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians
CALL (800) 863-5312 TO SPEAK WITH A PERSONAL INJURY lawyer near you about YOUR car ACCIDENT involving a pedestrian
After being involved in an accident with a car, a pedestrian may not know what to do next. Further, most people do not typically know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get compensation for their injuries. Our experienced attorneys have the ability to deal with car insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been hit by a car while walking or while riding your bike.
If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these kinds of car accidents, we may be able to help. Our personal injury attorneys are nationwide and have the experience necessary to help guide you through each step of the legal process. Call (800) 863-5312 to speak with a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today to begin your pedestrian accident claim. You’ll receive a free case evaluation, meaning you are under no obligation.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents occur in many different ways. Examples of common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Although motorists are required to yield to pedestrian using crosswalks, some may fail to do so. For example, if a driver is distracted, or simply in a hurry, he or she may fail to see a pedestrian or bicycle rider who is trying to cross the street, causing an accident.
Although sidewalks are intended for pedestrian use, a motor vehicle driver may negligently swerve onto the sidewalk and cause an accident. Many times a driver was texting or dialing on their phone when they failed to see a pedestrian walking just a few feet away, and swerved into them.
A pedestrian may be hit when a driver fails to use their backup camera, rearview mirror, or otherwise neglects to check behind their vehicle before backing up. This type of accident may occur when there is low visibility, such as in a parking lot. If a driver is negligent in checking behind their vehicle before backing up, they may be liable for any resulting injury to a pedestrian.
No matter the cause, if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today. Our experienced lawyers can discuss your case and may be able to help determine who is liable for your injuries.
Common types of pedestrian accident injuries
Pedestrian accidents may cause serious physical injury, or even death. There are many different kinds of injuries that may occur. The different types of injuries depend on the severity and circumstances of the accident. Some injuries are mild, such as bruising or small cuts; other injuries may become life threatening, such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. Whether you were hit by a car while walking, hit by a car while on a bike, or hit while rollerblading, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to always seek medical attention. Below are examples of injuries that may occur as the result of a pedestrian accident.
Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. These injuries may be mild, resulting in temporary injury, or more serious, resulting in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, and other physical damage to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term complications, or even death. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury symptoms may include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent headaches
- Convulsions or seizures
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
If you were injured in a pedestrian-vehicle collision and have experienced any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Bone fractures are commonly known as broken bones. There are many different kinds of bone fractures that may occur as the result of a pedestrian accident. For example, a closed fracture occurs if the injury does not break open the skin. If the skin is broken, it is referred to as an open fracture or compound fracture.
The symptoms of a broken bone, or bone fracture, will depend on which bone breaks. Typically, you will be aware of a broken arm, leg, or even finger. If you are unsure, however, consider the following possible symptoms:
- Difficulty using a limb
- Noticeable bend or twist of the limb
- Severe pain
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident and have broken a bone, or are showing symptoms of a potential broken bone, contact a medical professional immediately. A healthcare provider will usually be able to treat a broken bone with a cast or splint. In certain situations, however, you may require surgery.
A spinal cord injury is a very serious injury that damages the spinal cord itself, or the nearby tissues and bones. Injury to the spinal cord may result in total loss of mobility in different parts of your body. For example, a damaged spinal cord can affect your breathing, muscle movement, and bladder function. There are two main categories of spinal cord injuries:
- Complete: A complete spinal cord injury causes total paralysis below the level of the injury. A complete injury may cause loss of function in all four limbs, otherwise known as “quadriplegia,” or paralysis in the lower half of the body, or “paraplegia.”
- Incomplete: With an incomplete injury, the brain and body are still able to communicate along certain pathways. In other words, some function remains on one or both sides of the body.
If you have, or believe you have, suffered a spinal cord injury following a pedestrian accident, it is imperative you seek immediate medical attention. You may require emergency surgery to address the spinal cord damage. Long-term treatment may be necessary to enhance your quality of life and to reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
Pedestrian-vehicle accidents can be extremely traumatizing events. They may result in catastrophic injury, or even death. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are relatively minor. A medical professional will be able to properly diagnose your injuries, including those you may be unaware of. Next, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A Zinda Law Group pedestrian lawyer may be able to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
where zinda law group practices
Zinda Law Group was founded in Texas and have attorneys across the state, including in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth. As our team has expanded, we now have offices in many different cities and states, including:
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Boulder, Colorado
- Denver, Colorado
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Miami, Florida
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Tucson, Arizona
If you have been injured in a pedestrian-automobile accident and are asking if “there is a personal injury lawyer near me,” contact Zinda Law Group today to discuss your case. We are nationwide and may be able to help you in your unique claim.
types of cases zinda law group handles
Zinda Law Group is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that has experience in serving clients across the United States. Our firm is dedicated to providing each one of our clients with all of the resources of a large firm, but with the individualized attention of a small practice. We have the ability to conduct investigations, negotiate with insurance companies, and utilize cutting-edge technology to help build the strongest case possible for each one of our clients. Our knowledgeable attorneys also handle a wide array of injury cases, which include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful deaths
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Pedestrian accidents
- Skiing and snowboarding accidents
- Birth injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Boating accidents
If you have been the victim of a personal injury accident, contact one of our experienced accident lawyers today. We can help you seek the full and fair recovery that you deserve. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.
CONTACT A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY TODAY AT (800) 863-5312 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Insurance companies do not typically want to provide pedestrians with the compensation they deserve for their injuries. These companies have learned many defenses that may resonate with the juries they meet in court. For example, they may say that the pedestrian should have seen the motor vehicle, the car could not have possibly seen the pedestrian, or the pedestrian did not have the right of way or was not using the crosswalk. Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyers have seen these kinds of defenses, and we know how to stop them dead in their tracks. If you have been involved in a pedestrian-auto wreck, contact us today to discuss your case.
Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you with your unique case. The legal process may be a daunting experience, but we have the ability to help guide you through it. We may be able to help investigate your case, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, or fight for you in court if a settlement cannot be made.
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