Our Washington DC motorcycle accident lawyers know that many pedestrian accidents are avoidable.The irony is, they’re also ubiquitous. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a pedestrian is injured in the US every seven minutes, and every 2 hours, one is killed. In a bustling urban area like Washington DC, our pedestrians are 30% more likely to be involved in an accident. More and more professionals are moving and commuting to Washington DC, so pedestrian safety is a growing concern.
Our Washington DC motorcycle accident lawyers serve many pedestrian accident victims in the area. When motorcycles, or any vehicles, strike pedestrians, their great speed and momentum can impact the victims and their families catastrophically. While many pedestrian accidents can be avoided, proving fault may not always be straightforward. For instance, we all know that drunk driving is a dangerous, illegal, and reprehensible act, but did you realize that the pedestrian’s sobriety can also affect the outcome of a pedestrian accident claim? Within personal injury law, there are dozens of factors that determine who is at fault, as well as the amount of compensation an injured party can receive. It takes the work of an experienced Washington DC pedestrian accident attorney, like Cohen & Cohen, PC to secure fair compensation for the victims.
Even if you do not choose to pursue a claim, it is helpful to speak with a lawyer and thoroughly understand your options especially when there are serious consequences of an accident. Pedestrian accidents are often fatal, but they also can plague survivors with lifelong injuries and disabilities, which may include:
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Internal hemorrhage
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries
- Pelvic injury and trauma
These injuries can leave victims with astronomical medical bills, resulting from multiple surgeries, doctor visits, and physical and psychiatric therapy. Serious pedestrian injuries can also prevent the survivor from returning to work, resulting in further financial loss. Insurance claims adjusters, no matter how kind they seem, always fight to pay victims as little compensation as possible. Without the help of a qualified lawyer, the financial burdens can become insurmountable.
There are many steps you can take to move forward, both physically and financially, after an accident. You may find it helpful to look at our Washington DC motorcycle accident lawyer tips: seeing a doctor, taking photographs, and obtaining a police report can, as we explain, make all the difference. Beyond this, contacting one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Cohen & Cohen PC could be the best decision you make.
Cohen & Cohen PC has obtained millions of dollars for accident victims in and around the city, serving as pedestrian accident lawyers, truck accident lawyers, and motorcycle accident lawyers in Washington DC. Our knowledgeable attorneys have represented accident victims in high profile cases such as the WMATA metro rail crash of 2009, one of the most devastating accidents in DC’s recent memory, as well as the recent metro smoke accident near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. Clients seek us for our sterling reputation. Aggressive in the courtroom, but sensitive to your needs in this difficult time, Cohen & Cohen PC has your best interests at heart. Contact Cohen & Cohen PC for a free case evaluation, and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve.