Protecting the Rights of Pedestrians Who Were Injured by Negligent Motorists
As is the case in any major city, motor vehicle accidents injure a substantial number of pedestrians in Seattle every year. When cars, trucks, or motorcycles collide with pedestrians, the person on foot is usually seriously injured. Thankfully, in many pedestrian accident cases, Washington state law allows victims to recover compensation for their injuries, including their medical expenses, lost income, lost quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Attorney Jay Krulewitch is dedicated to protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims and will review the facts of your case at no cost to you. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Krulewitch, contact us online or call our office today at (206) 233-0828.
Pedestrian Accidents Often Leave Victims With Devastating Injuries
For obvious reasons, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries when cars hit them. The forces involved in motor vehicle collisions can cause extraordinary damage to the relatively fragile human body. Injuries that pedestrians may sustain in traffic accidents include:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Serious soft tissue injuries
Spinal cord injuries
When serious, these and other pedestrian accident injuries can result in long-term medical issues, including permanent scarring, physical limitations, or even cognitive disabilities. Even in less serious cases, victims can often face months or even years of recovery time and associated economic and noneconomic losses. As a result, the law entitles many car accident victims to significant compensation, and they should retain an attorney as soon as they can.
Driver Negligence Is a Common Cause of Serious Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrian accidents stem from motorist negligence. Examples of driver negligence that can leave victims with extremely serious injuries include:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Ignoring stop signs or stop lights
- Improper or unsafe right-hand or left-hand turns
- Improper or unsafe lane changes
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, protect your rights. If you are physically able to do so, exchange contact information with the driver or drivers involved in the accident. In addition, try to obtain contact information from anyone who saw what happened. See a physician as soon as you can to get your injuries identified, documented, and treated. Finally, retain an attorney to represent you as soon as possible.
Contact Us Today to Speak With a Seattle Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident caused by a careless or reckless motorist, there is a good chance that Washington state law entitles you to compensation. Jay Krulewitch is an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to deal with difficult insurance companies and who will not hesitate to take a case to trial when necessary. Mr. Krulewitch has successfully handled a number of pedestrian accident cases and would be happy to speak to you about your situation. To schedule a free case evaluation with Mr. Krulewitch, call our office today at (206) 233-0828 or send us an email through our online contact form.