Pedestrians in Glasgow, Newark, and other Delaware communities should be able to walk around without fear of being in a collision. Unfortunately, each year, pedestrians are seriously injured and even killed in intersection accidents and in roadway accidents because motorists are not always careful when checking blind spots and obeying traffic signals.
Being injured in a serious pedestrian accident changes lives. It can lead to painful long-term injuries as well as huge medical bills that can create years of debt. Pedestrian injuries can mean months away from work and lost career opportunities. Since pedestrians have little chance against a vehicle, some pedestrian collisions with cars result in permanent injury or even fatalities, which can devastate entire families.
No one deserves to suffer simply because they chose to go for a walk. At Rahaim & Saints, we have been defending injured pedestrians and victims of accidents since 1993. If you have been injured, contact us for a free consultation to learn more about potential legal solutions for your situation.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accidents in Delaware communities cause serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Crushing injuries
Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer If You Have Been Injured
Walking is beneficial. In fact, experts recommend walking both for fitness and as a way to reduce car pollution and the traffic problems that come from too many people driving their cars. One thing that makes walking less beneficial is the very real threat to pedestrians from other road users.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, you should consult with pedestrian accident lawyers before making any decisions regarding benefits or insurance claims. If your family has suffered a pedestrian fatality, an attorney in DE can also help. In these situations, legal help may be needed to ensure you get the benefits and resources you need to recover from the accident.
Unfortunately, if you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, the insurance company representing the car’s driver may try to blame you for the accident or try to claim that the accident was simply no one’s fault, meaning it may be harder for you to get insurance coverage. They may claim that you have no rights to a settlement or to benefit money. This may not be the case. A Delaware pedestrian accidents lawyer can set the record straight and help you understand what your rights are, and how much you may be entitled to. An attorney can investigate what caused your accident and can find all liable parties. Finally, he or she can help you pursue those parties if you decide to file a legal claim.
If you'd like to speak to Delaware pedestrian accident injury lawyers, contact Rahaim & Saints. If you’ve been injured, our attorneys can meet with you in a free consultation to discuss what you might like to do and what your options are. We can offer honest and thorough legal advice as well as legal support.
And if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact a pedestrian fatality attorney in our DE offices. A pedestrian fatality lawyer from the Rahaim & Saints DE offices can help you understand whether you and your family qualify for compensation to help you pay for memorial costs, final medical expenses and more. Rahaim & Saints is pleased to offer assistance to clients in Newark, Wilmington, Glasgow and all across Delaware.