Need an Injury Lawyer for a Maine Pedestrian Accident?
You were walking down the street in the early morning to pick up some breakfast when, seemingly out of nowhere, a motor vehicle breezes by. However, as they were distracted on their cell phone at the time, they went a bit over the white line – which was just enough space to hit you with their vehicle. The driver stops to attend to you and discovers that you have several broken bones and a traumatic brain injury as you lie there, disoriented. This may seem like something out of a horror movie and it is that serious, as thousands of pedestrians experience a situation just like this every year.
Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable figures on our roadways because they have no protection from the outside elements. Somebody in a motor vehicle accident has the protection of their vehicle to keep them safe from as much harm as possible, but the same thing cannot be said for a pedestrian who was simply walking somewhere. In Maine, pedestrian accidents occur just as in any other state due to the negligence of drivers. Have you been injured in a life-changing pedestrian accident and you aren’t sure where to turn in your time of need? Let us help you from start to finish as you build your claim against a negligent party.
How We Can Prevent Pedestrian Accidents
Many drivers cause pedestrian accidents every year when they aren’t paying close attention to the roads. Sometimes drivers are distracted by things off on the side of the road, talking or texting on cell phones, or speeding too quickly down the road to take notice of these vulnerable figures in our society. If more drivers stay aware of their surroundings, we could reduce the likelihood of pedestrian-related accidents once and for all.
A driver who has injured you may try to make a claim that they were trying to avoid you but that you “walked out in front of them” or seemingly “came out of nowhere.” This is a tactic used to try to turn a case around on a pedestrian, as a defendant wants to lower their chances of having to compensate you or get you to take half the blame. With an opposing party, a team of attorneys, and big-name insurance company working against you, you should always have the help of an experienced attorney on your side through anything.
Here are some of the ways that pedestrian accidents could be prevented each year:
- Vehicle drivers staying aware of their surroundings at all times
- Watching out for pedestrians crossing the street at intersections
- Paying particular attention to the children and elderly alongside the roads
- Being careful to avoid those walking on or around highways or streets
Helping You Recover Damages
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and you are suffering financially, physically, or emotionally, you have a right to compensation. These accidents can have devastating outcomes that can leave an impact on the rest of your life. You may have a claim for compensation that covers aspects like medical bills, emotional suffering, lost wages from missed work, and so much more. Speak to us today for help with your Maine pedestrian accident and start working toward the compensation you deserve. We can help.