Need an Injury Lawyer for a Delaware Pedestrian Accident?
Nobody wants or expects to be injured in a pedestrian accident but when these accidents do take place, they almost always end in serious injuries or fatalities. The truth is, many drivers are just not watching out for pedestrians like they’re supposed to be. Drivers actually owe the highest duty of care to those that walk around the roadways, as pedestrians are some of the most highly vulnerable figures on the roads. Think about it: Pedestrians have no protection from the outside elements. Those who drive motor vehicles are safe inside a vehicle made of thousands of pounds of metal. Because pedestrians are more susceptible to injuries, drivers must do whatever it takes to watch out for them.
Sadly, many drivers tend to turn a blind eye even when they know that pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the U.S. Delaware is no stranger to pedestrian-related accidents, just like every other state across the country. If you have been injured in one of these serious accidents, where do you turn in your time of need? You have a right to be compensated for your losses, no matter how big or small. Turn to an experienced attorney who can help you in your time of need.
How Many Pedestrian Accidents Are Prevented
Drivers will claim that a pedestrian came out of nowhere when an accident takes place. They will attempt to turn the big insurance companies against you so that your claim will be denied, and use their lawyer’s tactics as a way to instill fear in you when you have been injured. However, many drivers must be held accountable for their actions when their outright negligence lands in a serious accident. Too many pedestrians are injured every year when simple precautions could have prevented it. In fact, here are some of the ways that these accidents can be prevented each and every year:
- Becoming aware of all surroundings when utilizing the roadway
- Being careful to avoid anyone who is walking on or along the road
- Being especially careful at intersections, where a variety of pedestrian accidents occur
- Ensuring that pedestrians are looking out for drivers by watching out for those who may be distracted
- Paying close attention to children and elderly around the roadways, as they are most susceptible to accidents
How You Can Recover Damages
With an insurance company fighting against you and many hoops to jump through, you should always have an attorney on your side. We can show you how to preserve evidence in your claim so that you can prove that a party is liable, such as preserving accident reports, taking photographs of injuries and damages to your vehicle, and seeking medical treatment so that you can move forward with proof that you received injuries. You may be able to receive compensation for a variety of damages like medical bills, lost wages, emotional suffering, and more. We want to stand by your side every step of the way when it comes to your accident. Call us today for more information on how we can help.