Russell & Hill, PLLC

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways of Arlington. They are at risk of injuries from the actions of a negligent driver. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our team is ready to get to work if you or a loved one are injured while riding a motorcycle. We will investigate what happened and work with insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today when you need an pedestrian accident attorney.

Pedestrian accident injuries are particularly deadly

Pedestrians should never have to worry about getting struck by a negligent or careless driver. Unfortunately, we know that these incidents are not uncommon. In the US, more than 6,000 pedestrians were killed in this country in crashes during the latest reporting year. The Washington State Department of Transportation tells us that there were 2,514 pedestrian crashes in the state in 2018. Out of those incidents, there were:

  • 109 fatalities
  • 403 suspected serious injuries
  • 784 suspected minor injuries
  • 1,121 possible injuries

Those numbers reveal a startling fact – nearly ever pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality. Why is that the case?

Pedestrians have virtually no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. The average passenger vehicle weighs 4,000 pounds, meaning an impact with a person can cause significant damage. It is not uncommon for our Arlington pedestrian accident lawyer to help clients suffering from the following injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

These injuries can lead to significant medical expenses for a victim, and they could cause permanent disabilities. If a pedestrian crash victim can no longer work, they will lose the income they need to support themselves and their loved ones.

How do pedestrian crashes happen?

Pedestrian crashes happen due to a variety of reasons. This can include:

  • Distracted drivers who are paying attention to their phones or something else in the vehicle. During the latest reporting year in Washington, there were nearly 11,000 distracted driving crashes.
  • Alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for more than 8,000 crashes across the state in 2018, killing over 100 people and injuring more than 3,000.

Other common causes of these incidents are drivers failing to yield the right-of-way, speeding, and inoperable traffic or pedestrian crossing lights.

Let us help secure the compensation you deserve

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will investigate the incident, work with insurance carriers, and secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

Our Arlington personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with these cases. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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