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Why do pedestrian accidents cause such devastation?

If we pulled data from the respective Departments of Transportation in states throughout the Pacific Northwest, we would find a common theme – a large percentage of all pedestrian accidents in these states lead to significant injuries or even fatalities.

The reality is that the human body does not have any natural protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into it at any rate of speed. Unfortunately, those involved in pedestrian accidents often suffer from two injury-causing impacts – one with the vehicle and one with the ground.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our pedestrian accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Other severe back or neck injury
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations and road rash
  • Crush injuries or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Significant scarring and disfigurement

Our personal injury attorneys understand that pedestrian accident victims are also likely to suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of what happened. With this in mind, we work diligently to help our clients recover compensation for all of their injuries, including the physical ones and the unseen emotional and psychological ones.

Most common causes of pedestrian accidents

Drivers often disregard pedestrian safety. That is the unfortunate reality of these incidents. Drivers tend to look out for other vehicles on the roadway, but not pedestrians. Some of the most common negligent driving behaviors that lead to pedestrian accidents include the following:

  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Operating while distracted by phones or other devices
  • Operating while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to stop at stop signs or traffic signals
  • Improper turning procedures (i.e. U-turns, illegal left turns)

Call our pedestrian accident lawyer today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho, let the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC get to work on your case immediately. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex personal injury claims throughout the Pacific Northwest, and our goal is to help ensure you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering losses, and more. When you need a Pacific Northwest pedestrian accident lawyer by your side, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

Pedestrian accidents regularly lead to severe injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, these incidents are not uncommon throughout Washington. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our team is here to help when you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Washington, Idaho, or Oregon. If the careless or negligent actions of another driver have caused you harm, let us work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and ensure that our clients are treated fairly.

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