Whenever a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian in Rhode Island, the outcome can be devastating and sometimes deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 4800 pedestrians died in collisions with motor vehicles in 2012. The same year, 76,000 injuries occurred. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Rhode Island it is very important to have an expert Rhode Island pedestrian accident attorney on your side.
Not all pedestrian/vehicle accidents happen at precarious crosswalks and intersections. Many pedestrians think they have the right of way in almost all situations on Rhode Island roads. This may cause them to disobey Rhode Island traffic laws that were passed for their protection. One of the leading causes of fatalities and injuries to pedestrians is alcohol use. Alcohol is a major factor in almost 50% of pedestrian fatalities.
Rhode Island pedestrian law is complex and you may not know all the rules to determine yourself who is at fault. The best way to find out who is at fault and if you are eligible for compensation is to contact the Law Offices of “needaninjuryattorneyrhodeisland.com” and speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys today.
If you’ve been hit by a vehicle while walking or running it’s very important to get medical attention right away. Even if you don’t feel seriously hurt you should visit an emergency room immediately. Injuries that aren’t noticeable just after an accident may seem minor or go undetected can actually be fatal, like complications from internal bleeding. “Walking it off” isn’t a good idea.
It is important to gather vital evidence such as contacting witnesses for statements and obtaining accident reports. As a pedestrian victim, your immediate concern is getting your injuries diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. If your injuries are serious, you need to focus on recovering from the accident; you need the help of an expert Rhode Island pedestrian accident attorney to help you navigate the complicated legal issues that may arise from an accident involving a pedestrian.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident involving a pedestrian in Rhode Island‚ the experienced attorneys at the Law office of “needaninjuryattorneyrhodeisland.com” can assist you to recover medical costs‚ wages lost due to missing work‚ pain and suffering‚ and other expenses that you may have incurred because of the accident. Our excellent team will go to bat for you and make sure you get the best compensation available.
Don’t let the insurance companies pressure you into a lowball deal. You deserve the maximum compensation for your case. Our team knows how to interact with insurance companies to make sure they don’t take advantage of you. It is our duty to protect our clients from insurance companies who are more concerned with their bottom line than your health and peace of mind. Please contact the Law Offices of “needaninjuryattorneyrhodeisland.com” for a free consultation with an expert Rhode Island pedestrian accident attorney.