On a daily basis, many people like to go for a walk. Whether they want to get exercise or walking is simply a convenient way to get to work, there are multiple reasons why people decide to walk instead of drive. Unfortunately, we know that pedestrians face many risks while walking alongside traffic or trying to cross the road. Some are struck by careless drivers, such as those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and our law firm believes that these victims deserve justice.
Unlike drivers and passengers riding in vehicles, pedestrians have nothing to protect them from an oncoming vehicle that hits them. As a result, injuries in pedestrian accidents are often especially devastating. Pedestrians who are struck by negligent drivers usually face many hardships on their road to recovery, not only in terms of the physical consequences of the accident but also with regard to their financial well-being and their mental health.
Some pedestrian accident victims are hesitant to take legal action in the wake of an accident for different reasons. Some worry about the feasibility of filing a lawsuit, while others simply cannot imagine taking on more stress during this difficult time in their lives. That being said, all legal options require examination by victims of these accidents. Often, pedestrian accidents create hardships for entire families and completely disrupt a person’s daily life. Many also lead to long-term difficulties and our law office covers more matters on this topic on our accidents page. If you were hit by a reckless driver, do not lose hope.