Attorneys Litigating Pedestrian Injuries
Serving the State of Virginia
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 there were 5,376 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States, a 9.5-percent increase from 2014 and representing 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours and injured every 7.5 minutes in traffic crashes in 2015.
Pedestrians may be injured in a variety of situations. An injury can occur when children are playing in urban areas. The children's activities may create a duty for the driver to exercise reasonable care. When crossing the street in certain areas other than in the crosswalk or at an intersection, the pedestrian may have to yield the right of way to oncoming cars. Cars parked illegally may create a visual obstruction for pedestrians. Crashes involving pedestrians can be difficult to evaluate without the assistance of an experienced attorney.
When Should You Consider Contacting Page Law Firm, P.C. When You've Been Injured As A Pedestrian?
The answer to this question is whenever you've been injured as a pedestrian, you should contact an attorney. The State of Virginia recognizes the defenses of contributory negligence and assumption of the risk. YOU NEED TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY. The first and foremost consideration is the nature and extent of your injuries and losses. Minor injuries and losses sometime can be settled quickly with the insurance company. Serious injuries, such as a brain injury, may take several years to resolve because you must first determine the ultimate outcome of the injured person.