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What Are the Main Causes of a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable travelers on today’s roads. 

Whether while crossing a busy city street or even walking along a sidewalk, it’s possible for pedestrians to be struck by oncoming traffic and suffer immense injuries. 

The impact of such an injury can be life-changing. Fortunately, if you or a loved one have been harmed, filing an injury claim against the responsible parties could help you recover the compensation you need.

Read on to learn more about the primary causes of a pedestrian accident—and don’t forget to reach out to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer for help filing your claim. 

Common Factors in Pedestrian Accidents

Whether walking or jogging, a pedestrian can become a victim in the blink of an eye. 

The injuries that you can suffer thanks to no more than the carelessness of another driver can be devastating. Often, the victimized pedestrians have little opportunity to protect themselves in such an accident. 

Every year, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, some thousands of pedestrians are killed in these accidents, while many more are injured. 

Some of the more common factors in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving, or other distracted driving
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Visibility issues
  • Accidents involving pedestrians in crosswalks while a car turns left

Regardless of the root cause of a pedestrian accident, the victim and their family may be able to recover a personal injury settlement package that compensates them for the undue loss, harm, and damages caused to them by the negligent party. 

Some examples of the types of compensatory damages one can receive include payment for:

  • Medical bills related to the accident
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

If you’re interested in learning more about the kinds of compensation you can receive in a pedestrian accident claim, contact an experienced attorney from The Nye Law Group for a free consultation. 

Learn More from a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

After a pedestrian accident, there might not be a “normal” to go back to. However, filing a claim for your injuries and damages could help you and your family better attend to your evolving needs. Let a pedestrian accident lawyer from The Nye Law Group review your claim now for free. 

Call 912-200-5230 or fill out the form below today to learn more about the benefits of filing a pedestrian accident claim. 

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