Nobody ever expects to be the victim in a pedestrian or bicycle versus car accident. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are all too common. In 2019 alone, there were 6,283 pedestrian deaths in the United States. That’s the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since 1990. In addition, there was a 3.4% increase in bicycle fatalities from 2017 to 2018. And while car accident fatalities decreased by 1% from 2017 to 2018, they are still at an all-time high. So, what’s causing this increase in accidents? Cell phone use by drivers is undoubtably playing a role. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, cell phone use played a role in 11% of pedestrian fatalities in 2018.
Seeking Treatment & Advice
So, what should you do if you’re involved in a pedestrian or bicycle versus car accident? It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible—even if you feel like you haven't been seriously injured. Many injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding, may not present themselves immediately after an accident. It is always better to err on the side of caution and get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.
You should also reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer in the days following your accident. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system, deal with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve. SGT has helped our clients navigate these complexities for decades.
The Weeks and Months Following an Accident
The recovery process after a pedestrian accident can be long and difficult. You may need to miss work while you recover from your injuries. This can put a financial strain on you and your family. If your injuries are serious, you may need ongoing medical treatment or even surgery. All of this can add up quickly—that's why it's so important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who can fight for the compensation you deserve.
No one ever expects to be involved in a pedestrian accident. But if you find yourself in this situation, it is important to know you can get help. The road to recovery after a pedestrian accident can be long and difficult, but with the right support, you will get through it.
Contact SGT today to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys who specialize in helping victims of pedestrian or bicycle versus automobile accidents.