Washington DC truck accident lawyers can be of vital assistance to motorcyclists, motorists, and pedestrians alike. With its metro railway system and bustling urban life, Washington DC is a highly walkable city. Unfortunately, in an area where pedestrians and drivers share the roadways, pedestrians are at risk of being struck by drivers, and may require the counsel of a Washington DC pedestrian accident lawyer.
Studies estimate that the every year, more individuals choose walking as a main means of transportation. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 13% of all fatalities from truck, SUV, motorcycle, minivan and car accidents are pedestrian fatalities. In addition to this, the risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident is 30% higher in urban areas like Washington DC. If you frequently walk, especially in a busy urban area, you would be wise to know your options if you are involved in an accident. Consult with one of our pedestrian and truck accident attorneys in Washington DC.
A pedestrian accident occurs when an individual on foot is struck by a motor vehicle such as a car, motorcycle, or truck. The risk of a pedestrian accident occurring is presented when pedestrians and motorists share a space, including bike paths, parking lots and, of course, roads. Also, sadly, a large number of pedestrian accidents involve the elderly or young children.
The mass and momentum of a motor vehicle can impact great force on a human body and, as we all know, can result in serious personal injury or even death, especially with large vehicles such as trucks.Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Pelvic injury and trauma
- Head injuries and trauma
- Leg injuries and trauma
- Internal bleeding
Often treatment for the above injuries can lead to very large medical bills resulting from multiple surgeries, physical therapy sessions and doctor visits. Furthermore, injured pedestrians often suffer financial loss in the form of lost wages. Without assistance from a successful pedestrian and truck accident lawyer in Washington DC, the financial burden can quickly become overwhelming.
If you live in the Washington DC metropolitan area and were struck by a vehicle. Cohen & Cohen, PC’s experienced Washington DC pedestrian accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our consultations are free and confidential, and can help you understand your legal rights following an accident. For more information, contact Cohen & Cohen, PC today.