Do Many People Die From Pedestrian Collisions?
People who are hit by cars often sustain serious, if not fatal, injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle accidents annually. Over 78,000 pedestrians sustain injuries in vehicle collisions. Pedestrians who are not fatally wounded may suffer from lifelong injuries, including neurological damage and loss of movement in the limbs.
What Should I Do After I Have Been Involved in a Pedestrian Collision?
You should receive a full medical checkup to verify any injuries you may have sustained, and contact a lawyer immediately. The longer you wait to seek legal assistance, the less viable your case may be. The skilled attorneys at Akiva Niamehr have experience with pedestrian collision cases and we can present your case to the insurance company and a jury so that you receive the settlement or verdict you deserve.
How Can Being Injured in a Pedestrian Collision Affect My Life?
After you have been the victim of a pedestrian collision, you may sustain temporary or permanent injuries. You may lose time at work and wages that support you and your family, compounded by expensive hospital bills. In the worst case scenario, you may not be able to work again at all.
Do I Really Need a Lawyer If I Have Insurance?
Insurance companies are notorious for paying as little as they can to personal injury claimants. It is advisable to select an attorney who knows how to deal with insurance companies regarding pedestrian collision claims. The lawyers at Akiva Niamehr LLP have many years of experience with pedestrian collision lawsuits, and our sole goal is to act in your best interests. We will pursue your case aggressively and present it to the insurance company or court as effectively as possible.