In the United States there are nearly 80,000 accidents every year that involve the injury or death of a pedestrian. Nearly half of all accidents involving a pedestrian being hit by an automobile result in a fatality.If you or a loved one has experienced a pedestrian accident, learn how an Indianapolis accident lawyer can help.
There are numerous contributing factors to pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles, including:
- failure to yield the right of way at an intersection or crosswalk
- driving while intoxicated
- ignoring traffic signals or speed limits
- failure to scan for oncoming traffic or pedestrians before entering the roadway
Injuries received by pedestrians that have been struck by a motor vehicle can be severe, even in low-speed impacts. Besides bruises and broken bones, pedestrians can suffer from spinal cord or brain injuries that may permanently affect a victim’s quality of life. Such injuries can require extensive treatment and rehabilitation, which can be expensive and physically and emotionally burdensome.
Wilson Kehoe and Winingham represents people in Indiana and throughout the United States who have been involved in an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. Our firm has over 20 years of experience dealing in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and the accompanying areas of brain and spinal cord injuries. We have a registered nurse on staff to provide expertise on the convergence of medical and legal issues presented in a pedestrian accident. Have an Indianapolis personal injury attorney sort through issues that are difficult to deal with in the face of a debilitating injury, such as medical bills, rehabilitation, insurance coverage and recovery of expenses. Let our team of legal, medical and technical professionals help.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or you are survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road accident, contact us online or call us at 800-525-8028 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options with an Indianapolis accident injury lawyer.