Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Virginia
Virginia is a very pleasant locale for people to travel by foot. Motor vehicle accidents are generally not a concern to pedestrians—until they happen to be involved in them.
Need an Injury Lawyer Virginia represents victims of pedestrian accidents in communities all over Arlington County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Albemarle County, Hanover County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Chesterfield County, and Henrico County.
Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents in Virginia
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that the 50 pedestrians killed in the first six months of 2016 in Virginia was a more than 35 percent increase from the prior year.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 114 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2017. Of the more than 1,500 pedestrians who were injured in accidents, 447 suffered serious injuries.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments in 2015 for non-fatal crash-related injuries. Pedestrians are not afforded the same level of protection inherent to the occupants of motor vehicles, so the nature of the injuries they suffer in crashes is often quite severe.
Even when a victim does not sustain fatal injuries in a pedestrian crash, he or she can still suffer extremely catastrophic injuries that require extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation. Some of the most common kinds of injuries that result from pedestrian accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Internal organ damage.
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
In addition to substantial medical bills, victims in these cases are often unable to return to work. Some people will require full-time assistance with everyday duties.
You are not alone.
Many pedestrian accidents stem from some kind of motorist negligence. Insurance companies representing negligent drivers, however, often imply that pedestrians are somehow to blame for their injuries.
You do not have to deal with insurers on your own though. Need an Injury Lawyer Virginia assists injured pedestrians in communities all over the Old Dominion, including Chesapeake, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke, Alexandria, Lynchburg, Suffolk, and Danville. Our personal injury lawyers can represent you in dealings with insurance companies and fight to get you all of the compensation that you are entitled to.
Contact our firm today.
You can call Need an Injury Lawyer, Virginia 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our lawyers will immediately begin an investigation and preserve evidence important to your case. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will pay us absolutely nothing for legal representation unless you receive a monetary award.
Whether a driver was distracted, speeding, or operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, our firm will work to hold the negligent party accountable. We will provide a free consultation that will allow our personal injury attorneys to provide a complete evaluation of your case so you can be fully aware of all of your legal options.