You probably already know that a pedestrian is someone who is traveling from one place to another on foot. However, a lot of people don’t realize that the word pedestrian also describes joggers, people using rollerblades, skateboarders, and several other forms of non-motorized transportation.
If you sustained injuries as a pedestrian due to the inattentive or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to recover damages. The only way to find out is to speak to a Laguna Beach personal injury attorney.
Common Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrian injuries are among the most serious of personal injuries because they often involve a collision with a vehicle. People who survive the impact are often left with catastrophic injuries such as permanent brain damage, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Broken bones and injuries to the head, neck, and back are also quite common.
Although a pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, it happens with the most regularity when a person is attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk. The most common reasons for this type of collision include drivers who are inattentive, speeding, or deliberately trying to get through the crosswalk without slowing down for people on foot. The few extra seconds the driver gains can result in a lifetime of complications for the pedestrian.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you or a family member are struggling with medical bills, physical pain, emotional trauma, and other effects of a pedestrian accident, you need all the help you can get. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may receive compensation in one or all of these areas. It also helps to hold the other party responsible for his or her negligent actions. We encourage you to contact us at Silverthorne Attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation today.