Pedestrian Accidents

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Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents could happen anywhere that people and vehicles share space. Some of the most common types of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Back-over accidents: These collisions are common in parking lots or residential areas, where vehicles reverse into a space where pedestrians walk.
  • Crosswalk collisions: These accidents occur when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle while trying to cross a street or intersection.
  • Sidewalk accidents: While the raised curb of a sidewalk provides a measure of protection for those walking along roadways, they may not be enough to prevent a distracted driver from hopping a curb and striking a pedestrian.
  • Roadway accidents: Pedestrians may be forced to share the roadway with motor vehicles in areas without sidewalks, with potentially disastrous consequences.
  • Residential accidents: Young children especially may be tempted to run into the roadway while at play, potentially leading to a collision.
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Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents happen for many of the same reasons that car accidents do, including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or otherwise intoxicated drivers and/or pedestrians
  • Failure to stop at crosswalks, traffic signs, and signals
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Drivers failing to give pedestrians enough space
  • Drowsy driving
  • Inadequate street lighting or signage
  • Poor road design

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Due to the massive size difference between a person and a vehicle, pedestrian accidents are far more likely to result in serious injuries or death. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Skin abrasions, road rash, or severe friction burns
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries, included herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

If you’ve been hurt in an accident while on foot, the actions you take in the hours and days afterward can have a significant impact on your health and your pedestrian accident case. Below are some important steps to take to protect yourself and your personal injury claim:


Report the accident.

Call 911 and report your accident to the authorities. By doing so, emergency help will be dispatched and a record of the accident will be created. Additionally, a police officer will record information about the scene of the accident, which can help your pedestrian accident attorney down the line.


Seek medical help.

Even if your injuries don’t seem severe right after a car accident, pedestrian accidents can often leave victims with latent injuries like internal damage or concussions. If left untreated, conditions such as these could become life-threatening. To rule these serious injuries out, it is best to visit the doctor and have a full medical evaluation performed as soon as possible.


Record details.

Those who are physically well enough to remain at the scene of the accident should record all of the information that they can. If that’s not possible, ask someone on the scene to take photos for you. Pictures of the scene and any damage that was caused can be important evidence later on. Additionally, if there were any witnesses, taking a statement and collecting their contact information is crucial.


Keep records and receipts.

Hold onto any records and receipts for your injury-related expenses. This can include medical bills, insurance statements, pharmacy receipts, and anything else that comes up. This will help create a more complete picture of how much your injury has cost you.


Avoid speaking to insurers.

You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster soon after the accident. Insurance adjusters are paid to save the company money, not to help you secure full compensation. They will likely try to deny or diminish your claim. Make sure to let your pedestrian accident attorney handle all communication with the insurance representatives to protect you and your claim.


Hire a lawyer.

Hiring an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to represent you will not only help you recover the most compensation available, but it will also let you focus on what is most important: your recovery. If you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries, make sure to contact our pedestrian accident attorney right away. We can help take care of most of the steps listed above – and much more – while you seek treatment.

Talk to a Waipahu Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

The Waipahu pedestrian accident lawyers at Recovery Law Center have 25 years of combined experience successfully handling injury claims for victims throughout Oahu. We can help you throughout the entire legal process. We’ll investigate your claim, gather solid evidence to support your case for maximum compensation, and negotiate for a settlement that takes the full extent of your losses into account. If the insurance company refuses to settle for a fair amount, our proven trial lawyers won’t hesitate to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit if we believe a better outcome is possible in court.

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