Being involved in a pedestrian/automobile accident is a terrifying occurrence. What is even scarier is that it is not uncommon. According to the latest CDC statistics, over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2010, and over 4,000 of those resulted in a fatality. A collision between a pedestrian and automobile at over 30 miles per hour can result in more serious injuries and fatalities; however, a driver can permanently disable a pedestrian while only traveling 10 miles per hour.
Unlike motorcycle and bicycle accidents, whose riders are typically required to wear a helmet, there is absolutely nothing protecting a pedestrian from injury in a collision of this kind. Pedestrian/automobile accidents can sometimes lead to the wrongful death of the pedestrian.
That is why it is absolutely necessary to seek immediate medical treatment and contact an experienced accident attorney to ensure the proper steps are taken. Joseph Lariscy knows how to handle pedestrian vs. automobile accidents, and can ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident of this nature, please contact our office by calling 706-389-4375 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.