People love walking in Washington. The health-conscience and environmentally concerned walk more than ever. People walk from bus stops and parking lots that are blocks away. Pedestrians are everywhere. While motor vehicles are encouraged to share the road, too often, accidents happen.
The highly sought attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC are here for you. If you or someone you love has been injured by a careless driver while walking, you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Pacific Northwest. You need to focus on your recovery. Let the dedicated attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC handle the rest.
Woman Struck by Log Truck on I-5, Washington
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she tried to cross I-5. An Arlington man was driving a log truck northbound and hit the woman. Footage shows that the log truck was not carrying a full load. The woman was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she remains in critical condition.
People in Washington walk for all sorts of reasons. Nearly 25% of the state’s population either walk or bike. People walk to and from work, school, and numerous other destinations. According to the Traffic Safety Commission,
- 18.6% of traffic fatalities were pedestrians or bicyclists over a five-year period
- 22.5% were serious injuries
- Of those deaths, 32% were caused by a distracted driver
Pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries have steadily increased since 2005. Projects aimed at adapting the infrastructure to keep pedestrians safe are underway. Washington has released a new Highway Safety Plan for 2021
Why Do You Need Representation in the Pacific Northwest?
If you have been injured while walking, your recovery could be burdened by the stress of medical bills, lost wages, wondering if you’ll fully recover or always have pain. You may think the insurance company will handle most of it, but that isn’t how insurance companies work.
Insurance companies are put their bottom line before you every time.
Were you distracted when you were hit? Were you on the phone or texting? Did you jaywalk?
These are all questions an insurance company might ask to put more liability on your shoulders, and therefore pay you less than you deserve.
A personal injury attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. The attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC, put you first. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may be entitled to;
- Loss of wages if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical bills and physical therapy costs
Do not be just another case number for the insurance company. Call Russell & Hill, PLLC today to secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Russell & Hill, PLLC?
You are entitled to walk to and from your destination safely. The dedicated attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC, have extensive experience handling complex personal injury claims. When you need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Pacific Northwest, Washington, you need Russell & Hill, PLLC. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.