Many times even the slightest contact between a car and a pedestrian can result in serious injury, let alone when there is a direct impact. While people riding bicycles may have protective gear such as helmets, gloves, etc, pedestrians are generally left even more exposed to injury. Pedestrian accidents often happen when a person is exiting public transportation like the bus or light rail. Even if you were out at night or crossing the street away from the crosswalk, an injured pedestrian should speak to an experienced car accident attorney about a possible case against the driver. No matter where the pedestrian was on the street, many times the driver was distracted, causing the accident.
When a pedestrian is hit by a car it often will knock the pedestrian to the ground, making the injured victim highly vulnerable to broken bones or even a brain injury. Hospitals do not always diagnose brain injuries, which could manifest days after the initial impact. It is important to follow up with experienced doctors to take care of your medical recovery after a pedestrian vs car accident. Furthermore, before speaking with the insurance company, it is important to follow up with an experienced attorney who regularly handles car accident cases. The insurance company will begin building its case against you right away, so you need to immediately begin protecting your health and your legal rights. The Accident Law Group regularly handles pedestrian accidents, we understand the seriousness of your situation, and we will fight to protect you.