Russell & Hill, PLLC

When you are out walking or jogging, we know the last thing on your mind is that something may happen to cause you harm. Whether you are just going from your vehicle to the store or you are out exercising, you should not have to worry.

Unfortunately, you cannot always predict the actions of other people. Often, negligent drivers cause major harm to those who are the most vulnerable in and around the roadway. Do you know where to turn if you are hurt?

When you need a Renton pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.

The State Statistics

The most vulnerable group of people in and around the roadways are pedestrians. Our bodies have no protections from objects running into them, especially when that object is a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. For the latest reporting year in Washington, were more than 2,000 pedestrians killed or injured in accidents.

When these accidents occur, the damage is often severe. It is not uncommon for clients we represent to have sustained:

  • Spinal cord injuries that result in partial or complete paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries with short or long-term disability
  • Amputations or crush injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe internal organ damage

The cost of medical treatment for these injuries, including long-term care, can become tremendous. Often, people see medical bills that enter into the hundreds of thousands of dollars within the first month of care.

Why Do These Accidents Occur?

It is a sad fact, but we see many pedestrian accidents happen in areas where pedestrians have the right-of-way. This is usually because a driver is in a hurry or does not see the person before they hit them. Even at slower speeds, pedestrian injuries can be severe.

We also know that distracted drivers, those who are busy looking at their phones or other devices, are more likely to harm pedestrians. Most of the traffic accidents that occurred in the state happened due to driver distraction or inattention.

Always a major problem is drunk drivers who often strike people at high speeds. They were responsible for thousands of injuries in the latest reporting year.

Regardless of how a driver’s negligent behavior causes a person harm, the person responsible for an accident should be held accountable.

Your Next Steps

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless or careless behavior, seek legal assistance today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will work to make sure you are compensated fairly for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages

If you need a Renton pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. Let us handle insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on healing and being with your family.

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