We all have to go places, but not all of us have cars. There's public transportation, but that can be limited in many areas of North Carolina. Furthermore, some people just don't want to drive – they live close to work, they're concerned about the environment – everyone has a good reason for living the life they choose to live.
When you walk to work, the bar, the gym or any other destination, you have the right to expect you can do so safely. When you follow the law and take necessary precautions, you're doing the right thing.
Many drivers don't. Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians are tragically common, and it's obviously the pedestrian who gets the worst of these collisions. Let our pedestrian accident lawyers help you in the aftermath of your terrible injury.
If you've been hurt in a car accident while walking in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point or any other North Carolina community, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 645-3959 for a free consultation.
The Consequences of Negligence
There's no such thing as a "minor" collision between a speeding vehicle and a pedestrian. In the best-case scenario, the pedestrian suffers a significant but not debilitating injury. More likely is a severe injury that affects the rest of the pedestrian's life.
In some truly tragic cases, pedestrians die simply because a driver could not exercise the diligence and respect expected of them.
Causes of these accidents include:
- Running a red light
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
Have you been struck by a car while you were legally walking? Have you suffered severe injuries as a result of this accident? That doesn't have to be the end of the story. You don't have to simply accept the accident and pay for the damages.
Damages in a Pedestrian Accident Case
Our firm's pedestrian accident lawyers can pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in a wrongful death case)
This compensation is crucial, which is why we're so passionate about pursuing it for our clients. When you choose our firm, you don't just get experienced legal representation – you get a firm that maintains clear communication with its clients and ensures you're treated respectfully.
If you need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 645-3959 for a free consultation.