Whether a motorist is distracted, drowsy, or otherwise negligent, their failure to exercise reasonable care as they operate their vehicle can result in serious injuries. The results of a collision can be especially devastating when they involve a pedestrian.
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, a Lincoln pedestrian accident lawyer can fight for the compensation you need and deserve. The goal-oriented injury attorneys at Berry Law believe you should not have to shoulder the burden of the losses and expenses that resulted from another person’s negligence, and we can fight for the justice you deserve.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrians are nearly twice as likely to be killed in a car crash as a person in a car. A pedestrian is particularly vulnerable in a traffic accident, as they do not have the protection a car provides. Common injuries in pedestrian accidents include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
A pedestrian who is injured in an accident may find that he or she can no longer enjoy the activities or perform the tasks that he or she did prior to the injury. Impairment or disability may be temporary or permanent, depending on the type of injury they sustained and how severe it is. Individuals with the most severe injuries may never regain the abilities or function that they lost due to the accident. When this is the case, monetary compensation is available to help ease this loss of ability.
If a physician renders the opinion that the accident victim will need care for years to come, this and other evidence may be useful in proving damages. A Lincoln pedestrian accident lawyer can help analyze medical records and opinions in support of an injury claim.
Keeping Pedestrians in Lincoln Safe
Since pedestrian accidents can occur when drivers fail to see someone walking, it is important to walk in designated areas, when possible. For example, crosswalks are areas in which drivers should expect to see pedestrians and must yield to them.
Nebraska Revised Statute § 60-6,109 contains the “three-foot rule.” Under this rule, drivers must allow at least three feet of clearance between them and a pedestrian to avoid a collision. In exercising reasonable care, drivers should additionally keep a lookout for vehicles or individuals crossing their path and react to changing conditions.
An attorney can help determine whether a driver was exercising the appropriate care. A Lincoln pedestrian accident lawyer may be able to advise accident victims on the claims.
Call a Lincoln Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrians should have reasonable expectations of safety when walking in Lincoln. If the actions of a careless or reckless driver causes someone to suffer injuries, he or she may be able to get compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses.
Contact a Lincoln pedestrian accident lawyer for a consultation and more detailed information regarding your case. The proactive attorneys at Berry Law can fight for you to get the compensation you need and deserve. Call today for a confidential consultation.