Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, Salem MA
One of the most devastating types of accidents that can occur is a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents have a high probability of resulting in critical injuries and too many end in the death of the pedestrian. In most cases, pedestrians have the right of way, meaning that the driver of the vehicle was likely negligent or careless.
Injuries Arising from Pedestrian Accidents
Almost anything can happen when a person is struck by a moving vehicle. However, some of the more common injuries seen after a pedestrian accident include:
- Broken bones
- Limb amputation
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Crush injuries
- Lacerations and severe bruising
- Internal injuries
- Friction burns (road rash)
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen
Car accidents involving a pedestrian can be the result of many different factors. The most frequently occurring issues include:
- Vehicle drivers who do not pay attention to pedestrians using crosswalks, especially when making a turn
- Distracted driving, particularly texting and driving
- Failure to stop or yield at a stop sign or stop light
An imperative first step after a pedestrian accident is to review available evidence and determine how the accident occurred by reconstructing the collision. This can indicate if the driver of the vehicle broke a traffic law or exhibited negligence just prior to the accident.
When to Contact an Attorney
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, or a loved one lost their life, you may be eligible to for compensation. Restitution can not only help you obtain funds to cover costs related to the accident like medical bills and lost wages, it can also help you obtain justice and ensure the same doesn’t happen again.
At Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, we have significant experience working with victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. Call us today to learn how we can help at (978) 745-8065.