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Hit by a Car While Walking? We Can Help You Get the Justice You Deserve

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries, and even death. Negligent drivers who cause these accidents should be held accountable. Our experienced attorneys will fight for your rights and maximum compensation, helping you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial toll of a pedestrian accident.

Pedestrian Accidents: The Often-Overlooked Consequences for Victims and Families

Pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences for both victims and their families. While the physical injuries sustained in such accidents are often severe and life-changing, the emotional toll can be just as significant. Victims may suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and may have difficulty returning to their daily routines. Families may also struggle to cope with the aftermath of the accident, particularly if the victim requires ongoing medical care or is unable to work. Despite these challenges, pedestrian accidents are often overlooked by the public and the legal system, leading to a lack of support and resources for victims and their families.

Increased awareness and advocacy are needed surrounding pedestrian accidents, and the importance of seeking legal guidance to ensure that victims receive the compensation and support they need to move forward.

Pedestrian walking across crosswalk with look of fear as car is about to hit him

Don't Become a Statistic: Tips for Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be devastating, but there are steps you can take to avoid them. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you stay safe when walking:

  1. Use designated crossing points: Always use a crosswalk, pedestrian bridge, or underpass when crossing the road. This will ensure that you are visible to drivers and have the right-of-way.

  2. Stay alert: Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Avoid using your phone, listening to music or engaging in other distractions that can take your attention away from the road.

  3. Make eye contact: Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the road. This will ensure that they have seen you and are aware of your presence.

  4. Be visible: Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially when walking at night or in low-light conditions. This will make it easier for drivers to see you.

  5. Walk on sidewalks: If a sidewalk is available, always walk on it. If there is no sidewalk, walk as far away from the road as possible.

  6. Follow traffic signals: Always obey traffic signals and signs. Only cross the road when the pedestrian signal allows you to do so.

  7. Watch for turning vehicles: Be particularly cautious at intersections, and watch for vehicles turning right or left. Drivers may not see you as they turn, so be sure to make yourself visible.

By following these steps, you can greatly reduce your risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings and take steps to ensure your safety.

Compassionate Support Throughout Your Recovery

We understand that recovering from a pedestrian accident can be a long and difficult process. That’s why we provide full support to our clients every step of the way. From helping you find the right medical care to answering your questions and concerns, we are here to provide the guidance and support you need to focus on your recovery.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, don’t wait to take action. Contact Hines Law today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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