Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney
Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian?
If you or a loved one have been hit by a car as a pedestrian, the impact of such an event can be life changing. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), In 2015 alone, there were 5,376 pedestrians killed and an estimated 70,000 injured in car crashes in the United States. If you are dealing with injuries as a result of the accident, it is important to understand your rights so you are afforded the medical treatment you deserve and are compensated to the fullest extent possible. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is waiting to speak with you. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Common Injuries after being hit as a Pedestrian
Here is a brief list of injuries that are common for pedestrians after a car crash:
deep cuts and lacerations
spinal cord injuries
FAQ’s about Pedestrian accidents and related injuries
Q: I was hit by a car while I was walking. What should I do?
A: The first thing to do is seek medical attention immediately to get checked out and make sure you have no sustained any life threatening injuries. After that, call The Patel Firm PLLC to discuss your options.
Q: How can I avoid being hit by a car as a pedestrian?
A: Make sure to be as visible as possible by wearing bright, reflective clothing, so motorists can clearly detect your presence. If you are a pedestrian at night, carry a flashlight with you, so you are clearly visible to motorists passing by.
Q: Will car insurance cover my bills if I was hit when walking?
A: Yes! Don’t be fooled. If you were hit by a car while walking, hit while jogging, or any other pedestrian activity, you can make a bodily injury claim. If the adverse party does not have insurance, your car insurance could be applicable if you carry 1st party coverage, even though you weren’t in your car at the time of the injury.