Pedestrian Injury Attorney

Walking outdoors in Washington State is a common activity for many residents. People walk for enjoyment, commuting, and exercise. Thousands of pedestrians throughout our region are injured each year due to negligent drivers.

Here at the Law Offices of Michael Clark, we understand that these incidents can have devastating impacts. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian car accident, you can have peace of mind. Our highly knowledgeable Tacoma pedestrian injury attorneys have your back. We are committed to helping you receive compensation for your injuries or losses.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

 Pedestrians getting ready to cross the crosswalk with car speeding byThe most common cause of pedestrian accidents is by distracted driving. Whether that means a driver is distracted because of their cell phone, eating or drinking, or the passengers in their vehicle, these common mistakes can lead to dangerous and even deadly outcomes.

Other common factors that can lead to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Failing to yield to the right of way to a pedestrian
  • Drivers exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers failing to stop at stop signs, red lights, or pedestrian crosswalks

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, no matter the cause of the incident, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the details of your case in order to determine what options are best for you, while holding the parties responsible for your injuries accountable.

 

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian incidents caused from auto accidents can lead to injuries, pain, and emotional distress. They can also lead to extensive medical bills and rehabilitation.

Some injuries commonly seen in pedestrian motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain damage
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Lacerations
  • Dismemberment

Our pedestrian injury attorneys are also experienced working with those who have lost a loved due to a pedestrian accident. In cases of wrongful death, our team of legal professionals will work tirelessly to hold the negligent party responsible for your family’s unimaginable loss and will do everything to help you receive the compensation that your case deserves.

 

What To Do If You Were Hit by a Car While Walking

As a pedestrian, you have little protection against the force and sheer mass of a moving vehicle.

If you are struck by a car, the following steps will help protect your overall welfare and will also help support your personal injury case:

  • Call the police to report the incident
  • Stay put until help arrives
  • Obtain contact information from the driver involved and any witnesses
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident, your injuries, and the car that hit you
  • Seek medical attention for your injuries, even if they are minor
  • Contact the Law Offices of Michael Clark for legal guidance

 

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you have been involved in a pedestrian car accident, no matter the cause of the incident, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the details of your case. And we will determine what options are best for you, while holding the parties responsible for your injuries accountable.

 

Our Tacoma Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Are Here for You

Here at the Law Offices of Michael Clark, we believe that you deserve reimbursement for all of the ways that a pedestrian accident injury has affected your life. With over 25 years of experience, our talented attorneys will help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and will work to provide you with a resolution best suited for your case. Contact us today at 253.573.1000 to discuss your case or to schedule a free consultation.

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