Walking is great exercise and can be good for your health. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. Crossing the street, particularly at a non-intersection, is the most dangerous thing a pedestrian can do. Although crossing at intersections and other designated crosswalks increases your chances of being anticipated and seen, there are no guarantees a motorist will stop and let you safely cross the street. Some of the most severe injuries sustained in traffic accidents involve pedestrians since they are completely exposed when victims are hit by a car or other moving vehicle.
Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are at the greatest risk because their small stature makes them more difficult to see. Also, their ability to hear a moving vehicle does not develop until age 10. Injuries to children in many pedestrian accidents are severe and too many result in death. The elderly are also at high risk for being involved in pedestrian – car collisions.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are:
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, your well being comes first. Your rights are next. The experienced Minnesota pedestrian accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben bring more than 40 years of experience representing victims of pedestrian accidents.
Our attorneys have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous pedestrian accident cases that have resulted in large verdicts and settlements. We will fight until the end to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial or take on motorists and their insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.
Please remember that it is essential to act swiftly after you have been injured in a pedestrian accident to gather essential witnesses, report any claim before the statute of limitations expires and to address other important factors. Call now to talk to a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation: 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).
Based in Minneapolis MN, the personal injury attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben represent victims of pedestrian accidents throughout the entire state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and North Dakota.