Pedestrians in Virginia are at high risk for accidents in urban areas with high traffic where walking is common. Being hit as a pedestrian offers the victim no protection and these accidents are often severe and can have serious lifetime effects.
If you were injured in an accident as a pedestrian, you may be able to recover damages for your injury. If you are considering a personal injury claim, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can help. Our team of lawyers has decades of experience and will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported that there were 761 traffic fatalities in 2016. 121 of those fatalities (or 16 percent) were pedestrians. Surprisingly, the Virginia DMV also reported that most pedestrian fatalities do not occur at intersections. The DMV has found that the vast majority of pedestrian deaths occurred at night on roadways in Virginia’s large urban areas, such as Hampton Roads and Richmond, and involved alcohol. In an estimated 205 accidents involving pedestrians in Fairfax County, Virginia, 16 were fatal and 216 were injured. Approximately 33 percent of the pedestrian fatalities in 2016 in Virginia involved alcohol consumption.
Pedestrians can take the following safety precautions to ensure that they are protected:
After an injury, you should try to take the following steps:
Pedestrian accidents can be especially dangerous. While some pedestrian accidents result in only minor injuries like road rash or bruising, some accident injuries are more severe. Some of the most common injuries seen in pedestrian accidents are:
Car accident claims are often the result of a negligent action or the failure to act with the level of care that a reasonably careful person would have used. Personal injury claims generally must meet the following elements:
Each state has its own limitations on how long you have to file a personal injury claim, which is called a statute of limitations. In Virginia, you have two (2) years from the date of the accident to file your accident claim. You should make it a top priority to work with an experienced lawyer who knows and understands these deadlines.
Pedestrian accidents, especially when injuries are severe, can affect a person for a lifetime. At Regan Zambri Long, our attorneys seek to obtain settlements and awards that include damages for:
There is no average settlement for pedestrian accident claims, but an experienced attorney can predict an amount of damages for your claim based on the details of your accident. Settlements can range from thousands to millions of dollars. Regan Zambri Long has been assisting clients for over 40 years, and some of Regan’s pedestrian settlements include:
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and don’t know what to do next, one of our experienced personal injury lawyers can help. Hiring an attorney will take the burden of proving your case off of your shoulders. Our team of lawyers will build your case and gather all the evidence necessary to win your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
Regan Zambri Long works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we will not charge you for legal services until after we have secured your financial compensation, and if we do not win your case and recover compensation on your behalf, we will waive all legal fees. If you are looking for a pedestrian accident attorney, call 202-960-4596 to schedule a consultation free of charge.