Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians place a lot of trust in the sidewalks under their feet. Cars are zooming by right next to the pedestrians, hurtling tons of metal at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Estimates say that a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle every eight minutes. Roadside joggers and walkers can be injured from actual contact with the car itself, falling down underneath the auto, or striking some other object in the process of the accident.

Common Injuries Sustained by Pedestrians

Although the most common result of a car-pedestrian accident is death for the person on foot, there are a number of serious injuries from which a pedestrian can suffer after this tragic event, including:

  • Head and brain trauma
  • Comas
  • Bone fractures
  • Skin scrapes and damage
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Other spinal cord issues

Who is at Fault?

Despite what you may think, car-pedestrian accidents may not always be solely the fault of the motor vehicle driver. Sometimes, other factors come into play, such as the road construction and whether or not sidewalks have been provided for passersby.

Also, someone who is jaywalking or not using the sidewalk provided may be considered as much at fault as the driver. To protect yourself from these often fatal accidents, make sure you walk or jog in designated areas. Avoid wearing dark clothing when walking around at night. Consider using reflective strips on your clothing to help cars see you better.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident, this can result in a multitude of damages, including injury, loss of wages, and high medical bills. For more information on auto accidents and other personal injury topics, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today by calling 800-763-0964.

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