When you step out the door and head out on foot, we know you are not thinking about what you would do if another person’s careless or negligent behavior causes you harm. That is why we are here to help. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we know that pedestrian accidents can be devastating. We also know that insurance companies will not make it easy to get the compensation you deserve, which is not fair to you when you are dealing with an injury.
Our Bellevue personal injury lawyers will make sure you are taken care of.
Most pedestrian accidents are unexpected. Despite a person’s best efforts to stay safe when they are out walking or jogging, there is simply no way to control the actions of other people. There is no way to overstate just how vulnerable pedestrians are when they are in and around moving vehicles. When a person is struck, they have no protections and are usually thrown to the ground, suffering a secondary impact.
A pedestrian who is struck is almost always going to suffer an injury or a fatality.
For the latest reporting year for the state of Washington, there were more than 2,000 pedestrians killed or injured in accidents. When you think about pedestrian accidents, the most common injuries people consider are broken bones, but the reality is that they are often much worse. We commonly see people who suffer from the following as a result of a pedestrian accident:
One of the most common places that these accidents occur is at intersections and crosswalks. These are places where pedestrians should have the right-of-way, but motorists often ignore signs and lights. Here is the thing – even at slower speeds pedestrians can suffer from major injuries. Getting pinned underneath a vehicle, something common at slower speeds, can be just as dangerous as getting hit at a high rate of speed.
We know that there is a common thread if causes when it comes to these accidents. They are often caused by drivers who:
When another person’s negligence causes someone harm, that person should be held accountable.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person, consider seeking legal assistance immediately. These cases can become complex and the insurance companies will not rush to offer a fair settlement. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage of medical bills, your wages if you have to miss work, and pain and suffering damages.