The winter holidays give many reasons for residents in Washington and other states across the nation to be out and about. Whether they are out shopping for gifts, on their way to holiday festivities or heading to a gathering, it is also a time of year when pedestrian traffic is up. Individuals may be walking from their vehicle to a store or are outdoors looking at lights. And while it is safe to travel by foot in these areas, the unfortunate reality is that motor vehicles are also traveling nearby. If a driver fails to take note of their surroundings or remain attentive, this could result in a pedestrian accident.
While any automobile collision can be serious, a pedestrian collision can cause some of the most severe injuries. This is because a person cannot stand up to the size and weight of a motor vehicle, even when the collision is at a lower speed. A person can easily be thrown, causing injuries to the head, neck and back as well as impact injuries to bones and internal organs.
At the Law Office of David A. Williams, our experienced legal team understands the ins and outs of a personal injury case. Additionally, our law firm has years of experience working diligently through these civil actions, helping our clients prove fault and losses.
Negligence is often the cause of pedestrian accidents, and our law firm will work through the evidence, helping to prove a negligent, distracted or intoxicated driver was to blame. Furthermore, we take the time to assess the losses suffered by our clients, as it is our goal to make them whole again.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s pedestrian accidents webpage. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be tragic, as severe and traumatic injuries often result from such an incident. Thus, victims and their loved ones should take the time to explore their rights and options following a pedestrian accident, such as filing a personal injury action.