Walking is touted as a fun, low-impact way of getting in some exercise while taking in the fresh air. With all the step-counting devices available on the market today, it would seem that being a pedestrian is more popular than ever. Whether you walk as part of your daily commute or just as a way of keeping your heart healthy, in an ideal world, you should be able to walk safely. However, we do not live in an ideal world, and pedestrians are hurt through no fault of their own all too often. If you were injured while walking and want to learn more about your legal options from a pedestrian accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation.
Pedestrian accident data
According to the NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts report, nearly 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal accidents involving motor vehicles in 2017, with more than 12 percent of these fatalities occurring in Pennsylvania alone. Of all traffic-related deaths, 16 percent of fatalities were pedestrians in 2017.
Injured pedestrians have legal rights
The pain and suffering of being injured in a pedestrian accident is far from the only way in which an injury victim’s life is affected after the accident. The financial strain that often mounts when a victim is too injured to go to work paired with the ever-growing stack of medical bills from injury treatment and physical or occupational therapy during recovery from injuries can add a new level of misery to an innocent person’s life, through no fault of their own. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we view this as an injustice. That is why we are dedicated to helping injury victims exercise their legal right to seek compensation from the party responsible for their accident—so they can be made whole again.
The importance of documentation
Documenting the accident and your injuries can play a critical role in your civil court case. By taking photos of injuries, keeping copies of medical and rehabilitative treatment bills and past pay stubs showing the amount of wages lost as a result of being too hurt to work can all help to bolster your case after being injured in a pedestrian accident. Your attorney can utilize this documentation to prove the liability of the negligent party that caused your accident and to prove that you are entitled to the maximum cash award under the law.
Hamilton pedestrian accident attorneys
If you need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation. Our attorneys are experts in pedestrian accident injury litigation, and we can put our expertise to work for you. Our goal is to assist clients with the recovery of damages in their cases. These damages, paid as cash compensation to the victim, are assessed and awarded by the courts. Factors like lost wages due to injury, extent, and severity of the injury, and cost of medical treatment are reviewed and the amount of damages awarded are calculated based on these factors. Call today for your free case evaluation.