Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Injuries resulting from automobile versus pedestrian collisions can be severe for obvious reasons. Broken bones, dislocations, road rash, facial and dental injuries, head trauma, and even death can occur. The most common types of pedestrian accidents are caused by:
- Turning Vehicles: Collisions caused by a turning motorist when a pedestrian is going straight.
- Violations of Right of Way: Collisions caused by drivers who do not wait for pedestrians to leave a crosswalk, or collisions caused by drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians trying to enter the crosswalk.
A pedestrian accident can occur simply because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Let the pedestrian injury attorneys at Merk & Gile help you prove that a driver is to blame for your injuries.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in an Accident While on Foot?
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you think your injury is minor, set up an appointment with your doctor. Your injury might be worse than you think.
An injured pedestrian should immediately contact the police and file an accident report. While waiting for the police to arrive, collect the driver’s name, contact information and insurance information. If there were any eye witnesses, take down their information as well.
Write down how the crash happened while it is fresh in your memory, and take pictures of the area and damage done.
Find an Attorney Who Will Fight for You
If you have been in an accident, you need financial help — and fast. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the party at fault or even from your own insurance company, depending on your coverage. The accident attorneys at Merk & Gile can assist you with recovering damages after your pedestrian accident.
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