Universal enjoyment of roadways is largely a matter of sharing the road. There are a number of different entities that use America’s busy streets: cars, trucks, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, among others. It’s everyone’s responsibility to behave legally and safely, but those driving the bigger, heavier, more dangerous vehicles have a particular obligation.
One of the more common types of cases the injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm handle are collisions between cars and pedestrians. When a negligent driver hits an innocent pedestrian, the resulting injuries are usually severe.
The Cochran Firm’s experienced injury lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensation if you were struck while legally walking on or along a roadway.
If you’ve been hurt in an automobile-pedestrian collision, our injury lawyers can help. Please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476 for a free consultation.
Our injury lawyers have seen a lot of these accidents, and the root cause for most of them is negligence. Pedestrians aren’t always blameless, to be sure, but it’s certainly the case that many car drivers struggle to safely operate their vehicles around pedestrians.
Common causes of these accidents include:
- Intoxicated driving
- Running red lights and hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk
- Right turns through crosswalks without looking for pedestrians
- Distracted driving, such as driving while texting
- Illegally parked cars making it difficult to see pedestrians and bicycles
Whatever the specific cause of your accident, our injury lawyers will investigate the collision to determine fault. You can count on our skill and experience in looking into your accident.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
In a collision between a car and a pedestrian, the results are almost always inevitable. You have no protections when you’re a pedestrian, and you’re at the mercy of the vehicle operator. As a result, the injuries springing from these accidents are both severe and one-sided.
The injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm have helped pedestrians who have suffered:
These injuries don’t just cause extensive pain and suffering, they also carry with them staggering medical expenses. A personal injury suit can help you handle the heavy burden brought on by the driver’s negligence.
If you need an experienced injury lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.