Michigan Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Throughout the United States, including Michigan, more and more people are choosing to walk to their destinations. Especially with the rise in gas prices, traffic, and difficulties with parking, walking, instead of driving, somewhere that is within close proximity usually makes more sense. Unfortunately, what pedestrians need to worry about are those that choose to drive, and those that choose to make careless errors. Every year in Michigan, pedestrians are struck and injured by vehicles, and in some cases, the injuries are fatal. It is important to contact a lawyer if you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in the state of Michigan.
Pedestrian accidents can occur as a result of:
- Drunk Driving
- Running Stop Signs
- Talking on Cell Phones
- Running Red Lights
Each year, approximately 5,000 pedestrians in the US are killed in accidents, according to a recent study. Studies also show that many pedestrian accidents involve children being the victims, and many pedestrian accidents also occur at intersections. If your child was a victim of a pedestrian accident in Michigan, it is important to contact an attorney.
A pedestrian accident can result in numerous injuries, including but not limited to disfigurement, bone fractures, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and disability. Unfortunately, because of the speed and weight of a car and the lack of protection a pedestrian has, many of these accidents are fatal for the pedestrian. In the majority of situations,pedestrians have the right-of-way and it is the responsibility of a driver to make sure he or she yields to all pedestrians and uses proper judgment so that they do not accidentally run someone over.