It’s easy to understand how even the most safety-conscious drivers can end up in devastating accidents. From distracted and drunk motorists to inclement weather, drivers face myriad hazards every time they get behind the wheel.
Pedestrians, on the other hand, typically aren’t worried about being hurt in a collision, but they’re actually more vulnerable to serious injuries and even death than passenger-vehicle occupants. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , people on foot are 1.5 times more likely to die in an accident than those riding in motor vehicles. Pedestrians who are involved in collisions but manage to survive typically sustain serious injuries that have long-term repercussions.
Fortunately, pedestrians who are hurt in crashes with negligent motorists may be able to recover compensation for their injury-related losses. If you need help filing a claim after such an accident, turn to the personal injury lawyers at Coxwell Associates for legal guidance.