It is estimated about 110,000 pedestrians in the United States are injured every year and 60,000 pedestrians are killed from a car driver or truck driver. School age children and the elderly are the most commonly injured and killed. Pedestrian accidents and pedestrian injury occur in many parking lots, neighborhoods, parks, and school zones. In recent news, the number of hit and run cases involving pedestrians are astonishing.
Many of the common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents are leg injuries (torn cartilage to fractures), brain damage, spinal damage, internal injuries to the spleen or kidney, and liver. Pedestrian accidents results in serious injuries and often times fatal injuries while the driver of the car or truck are completely safe. The Kane Law Firm understands the need for full compensation for the victim in order to receive the medical care and rehabilitation services.
As a young child, I have witnessed to a negligent act of a driver who failed to follow the speed limit in the school zone and hit a child running across the street. I remember seeing the horror of my mother’s face, who also witnessed the pedestrian accident, and the mother of the child screaming his name; I then understood the severity of the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident please don’t hesitate to call. If your loved one has been killed by the negligent acts of a truck or car driver the Kane Law Firm is here to fight for you!
We handle a variety of pedestrian accident cases, including those caused by a car or truck driver who:
- Failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
- Failed to render aid (Hit and Run)
- Ignored a traffic signal or stop light
- Failed to look right when turning right into a cross walk
- Was driving drunk or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Was speeding or driving recklessly
- Failed to follow laws for bus safety procedures
The Kane Law Firm has a pedestrian lawyer | attorney that is available to speak to you about your case.