Pedestrians can be especially vulnerable to accidents which can cause severe injuries or death. Suddenly, a pedestrian can find himself hospitalized for weeks and out of work for months. If you or a family member has been injured as a pedestrian, the burdens you face can be insurmountable. Our Virginia pedestrian accident attorneys will quickly investigate your claim to hold the negligent party responsible for medical bills, lost wages, permanent injuries and other areas of recovery. At the Joel Bieber Firm, we investigate quickly to establish the “at fault” party.
When tragedy strikes and a pedestrian is hit, injured or killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle, his family is left with medical bills and may unfortunately deal with the resulting grief, lost income, funeral expenses and most importantly the loss of companionship, comfort, guidance and advice the deceased provided. The Joel Bieber Firm has the experience and understanding needed to provide grieving families with personal attention and emotional support while they confront the legal, as well as the everyday issues that arise from a family member’s death.
The Joel Bieber Firm has a long history of working with clients whose injuries from pedestrian accidents range from the modest to the catastrophic.
Our accident lawyers are familiar with the “rules of the road” for motor vehicles. There are laws that govern how and where pedestrians may walk. That is why prompt investigation is so important. Pictures and surveys may show the fault of the driver. Of course, there are also state laws which outline the duties every motor vehicle driver owes a pedestrian. For instance, a driver must change course, slow down, or come to a complete stop, if necessary, to permit a pedestrian with the right-of-way to cross a street safely when he walks within a clearly marked crosswalk or at another permitted crossing location.
Our investigators will take photographs of the accident scene, interview eye witnesses, and talk to investigating police officers or troopers to help develop the facts surrounding an accident. Such investigation may also involve evidence, such as filming or photography, that later may be used in a settlement or trial presentation.
Statistics tell a grim story about the frequency and severity of pedestrian accidents. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4784 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the US during 2006. That same year, approximately twenty percent of the children between the ages of 5 and 9, who were killed in traffic accidents, were pedestrians. The elderly are especially vulnerable to pedestrian accidents as their vision begins to diminish, and they take longer to move from one place to another.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, call the Joel Bieber Firm at 1-800-451-6393 or you may contact us via online form.
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