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Legal protections for pedestrian accident victims

Pedestrian accidents can cause lasting damage to the lives of victims as they struggle to cope with the physical, financial and emotional damages they face following a pedestrian accident. Fortunately, personal injury legal options as available to protect victims of pedestrian accidents and can help them recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered.

Damages that may be available to victims of pedestrian accidents include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other types of damages as well depending on the situation and circumstances. In addition, wrongful death legal protections can help surviving family members of the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, an estimated 76,000 pedestrian victims were injured in pedestrian accidents and close to 5,000 pedestrian victims were killed in 2012 in pedestrian versus car or truck accidents. When a negligent driver has harmed a pedestrian victim, they may be liable for the damages and harm suffered. Drivers may be negligent by engaging in distracted driving behaviors; driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; speeding; failing to adjust to weather or traffic conditions; disobeying traffic signals; or failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians.

Because the damages caused in a pedestrian accident can be so extensive, it is important for victims of pedestrian accidents and their families to be familiar with the legal remedies available to them. Legal protections are in place to ensure victims of pedestrian accidents and their families receive the help they need after a pedestrian accident.

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