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Pedestrian accidents are often devastating. These kinds of wrecks generally result in pedestrians suffering severe injuries or getting killed. Therefore, pedestrian accident victims and their families can face heavy financial burdens, including hospital bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses, lost wages, and funeral costs.
While advancements are continually being made to keep passengers in cars safer from accidents, pedestrians are still vulnerable. Drunk driving and distracted driving are often factors in pedestrian-car crashes.
People who have been hit by vehicles should:
If the driver who hit a person is arrested following the wreck, his or her pedestrian accident victim or the victim’s loved ones should consider filing a civil lawsuit against the driver. Even if the driver is convicted, it will not help the victims of the accident financially.
If you were hit by a car while on foot or someone you loved was the victim of a pedestrian accident, do not decide whether to file a legal claim against the driver involved until you have spoken to a personal injury lawyer. Even if you do not believe you would pursue a lawsuit if you are eligible to do so, you need to know all the facts and what options are available to you and your family.
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