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If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, our team is highly experienced in providing victims with the legal help they need to ensure the maximum compensation possible. To learn more about how our team can help you through this difficult time, contact us today for a free consultation.

Many times, when people are walking, they take their safety for granted. While sidewalks, crosswalks, and crossing signals protect you from traffic, your safety is never guaranteed. No matter what, you always run a risk while walking near any type of road. The causes of pedestrian accidents can vary exponentially; however, it’s important to know that these types of accidents are preventable. Perhaps a driver ran a red light, didn’t stop at a crosswalk, was texting and driving, or wasn’t paying attention to the road, it is important that you seek legal help from a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our team is highly experienced in protecting the rights of those involved in pedestrian accidents and are here to help you every step of the way. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, we offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing. Contact us today to speak to a pedestrian accident attorney!

Types of Damages Available in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Pedestrian accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries that can potentially be life-changing, and even fatal. Because pedestrians do not have any type of external protection, this leaves them extremely vulnerable to serious injuries, resulting in a wide range of damages, including: 

  • Lost wages: When a plaintiff misses work due to their injuries or treatment necessary for their injuries, they can be awarded compensation for the time that they missed work. If the plaintiff used their vacation time or sick time, they can still be awarded compensation for using their paid time off (PTO).
  • Loss of future income: When a plaintiff is no longer able to work due to permanent injuries caused by the accident, they can be awarded compensation for their loss of future income they would have made had they not been injured. 
  • Medical bills: When an accident occurs, medical bills can quickly add up. If an accident is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, the plaintiff may be awarded in compensation for the medical bills incurred. 
  • Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering includes the physical pain a victim suffers, as well as physical discomfort from treatment, mental anguish, fatigue, anxiety, and many other physical impairments caused by the accident. 
  • Emotional distress: If an accident has impacted the plaintiffs mental health, they may be able to receive compensation for their emotional distress. 
  • Wrongful death: If the victim was killed in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of a driver, the family of the deceased victim may be able to recover compensation for wrongful death, which includes a number of damages, such as the victim’s pain and suffering, the victim’s lost wages, funeral/burial costs, loss of care, guidance, nurturing, and much more. 

While these damages are just to name a few, it is important to know that every case is unique. Therefore, the types and severity of damages can range from case to case. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligence of another, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible to protect your best interests. Our team is experienced in helping victims of pedestrian accidents prove liability to ensure a successful case. Feel free to contact our team today to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer.

Common Pedestrian Accident Causes

Unfortunately, there are many common causes that can lead to a pedestrian accident, including:

  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is the leading cause of accidents and is completely preventable. Distracted driving can range from texting and driving, talking on the phone, using a mobile device for any other reason, changing the radio station, and much more.
  • Speeding: Speeding can easily cause an accident, which is why it is extremely important to follow traffic laws and abide by speed limits.
  • Intoxicated driving: Unfortunately, intoxicated driving is a very common cause of all types of accidents, including pedestrian accidents. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in a serious accident and is illegal.
  • Failure to stop or yield: Failing to make a complete stop or yield at a traffic light or stop sign can easily result in a pedestrian accident, therefore, it is important to follow traffic rules to avoid this type of accident from occurring.
  • Weather conditions: When you add fog, rain, sleet, snow, or other bad weather conditions and driving, this can result in serious accidents. It is important to remain  extremely cautious when driving in bad weather to avoid an accident from happening.
  • Left-hand turns: When it comes to drivers making a left-hand turn, there are many elements of traffic that they must keep track of simultaneously, including opposing traffic flow, pedestrians crossing, and traffic lights. It is extremely important to be cautious of pedestrians crossing when making a left-hand turn to avoid this type of accident from occurring.
  • Right-hand turns: A right-hand turn accident, also known as a “right hook” accident, is unfortunately quite common when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Oftentimes, drivers fail to yield at a right light or a stop sign when making a right turn, or they do not double check to look out for pedestrians or bicyclists, which can result in a right-hand turn accident. 
  • Backing-up accidents: When a driver is backing out of a parking spot or a driveway without looking to see if it is clear, this can result in the driver to strike a pedestrian. This  can occur in residential home driveways, parking lots, and many other scenarios.

It is important to know that the types of accidents mentioned above are just to name a few. There are many other types of pedestrian accidents that can occur. If you have fallen victim of a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible to protect your rights and best interests. At Faraj Law, our team is dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation possible to ensure maximum compensation for their losses. We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident is extremely difficult. Not only are you dealing with pain and suffering, but extensive medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and so much more. Our team is here to help you get through this difficult time. Contact our team today for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer today.

Types of Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident

Unfortunately, there are a wide range of injuries that a victim can suffer from a pedestrian accident. Like mentioned earlier, pedestrians do not have any type of external protection that can help ease any type of impact. Therefore, the types of injuries one can suffer can be extremely serious, and sometimes even fatal. For instance, motorists have seat belts and airbags, as well as the external protection of the actual vehicle. On the other hand, pedestrians don’t have any protection whatsoever. As a result, pedestrians can suffer extreme injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding or other internal injuries
  • Crush injuries and amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Bone fractures

While these types of injuries are just to name a few, there are many other injuries that one can suffer from. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek help from an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our team will be able to help you every step of the way and ensure you get the medical treatment that you need, in addition to being awarded the compensation you deserve.

Wrongful Death Caused by a Pedestrian Accident

A wrongful death caused by a pedestrian accident is by far one of the worst, unimaginable circumstances. Aside from the pain and suffering that victims endure before they pass, their family and loved one also experience an immense amount of grief, which often includes leaving their loved ones in a tough financial state. 

As a result, this allows the descendant’s loved ones to pursue a wrongful death claim to seek recovery for the many losses, including:

  • Burial expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses provided to the loved one before death
  • Loss of income of the loved one and future financial support
  • Lost household services, such as child care, cooking, and cleaning
  • Lost love, companionship, and moral support
  • Loss of consortium 

If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, it is important to seek legal help from an experienced wrongful death lawyer. While no amount of money will ever make up for the loss of a loved one, we hope to obtain a settlement to help alleviate any expenses incurred from your loved one’s death to help you through this difficult time. Our team is highly experienced in representing loved ones of a wrongful death victim. Contact our team today for a free consultation and get the legal help you need and deserve.

Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident is never easy. There are so many unfortunate circumstances that victims experience, which is why it is always best to consult with a pedestrian accident lawyer. Our team will be able to alleviate the many stresses that come with the aftermath of an accident. We will handle your case from start to finish, including negotiating with insurance adjusters, scheduling doctor’s appointments, handling all legal documents, filing paperwork, proving liability, and so much more. 

We take pride in being able to help those who have been a victim of any type of personal injury accident. While many believe that insurance companies are here to help, that is not always the case. In fact, insurance companies are there to try to offer the least amount of compensation possible so they can save their own pockets. However, our team has the skills to negotiate the full and fair settlement you deserve. Therefore, it is always best to consult with an attorney before dealing with an insurance company because anything you say to them can be used against you. To learn more about how our experienced team can help you, contact us today for a free consultation! The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can help you.

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