Lorraine was just walking down the street toward the corner store when an automobile struck her. She suffered serious injuries and was off work for several months. The driver’s distracted driving caused her accident. However, the city’s refusal to place streelights on the darkened street contributed to Jack’s accident. In Indiana, a certain kind of personal injury accident seems to be occurring more frequently.
Pedestrians and Personal Injury Accidents
Pedestrians are people who are crossing the street or walking by the road. Some people’s favorite forms of exercise include walking and jogging. Other people are just trying to get to and from work or school or a local store.
In any event, pedestrians often fight a losing battle against traffic and road conditions. When a pedestrian is injured, someone might be responsible for suffering. It’s only natural to expect any negligent parties to pay compensation to pedestrian victims.
Covering Your Injuries
Pedestrians share the road with vehicles of all sizes, from bicycles to tractor-trailers. Any of these vehicles could cause serious injuries, including:
- Cuts, bruises, and abrasions;
- Severe sprains;
- Disfigurement and amputation;
- Broken bones;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Head trauma; and
At the very least, an injured pedestrian might receive treatment from paramedics at the scene. If taken to a nearby hospital, medical bills can quickly mount into thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, victims may suffer lost wages or lose the ability to continue working. Their families may lose their financial and emotional support. In many cases, the person who struck the pedestrian should be held financially responsible.
Consult an Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Personal Injury Accident
You may not know where to turn after an accident, especially if you were struck while simply walking down the street. Call to learn more about the options available to you.
At the Dailey Law Firm, P.C., our team of skilled lawyers and professionals provide the high-quality legal services you need. Call us at 844-342-5353 to set up a free consultation or use the Contact Form on our website. There’s no fee for personal injury cases unless we win.
We represent clients throughout the entire United States. You can reach us online or visit one of our offices in Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; or Valparaiso, IN.