Pedestrian Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities
Motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents frequently occur in Wisconsin, especially in the larger cities like Milwaukee and Madison. The results of a pedestrian injury can be devastating. While any accident has the potential to be serious, when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, serious injury or even death can occur. Pedestrian accidents like these can cause severe physical and psychological trauma.
Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents
Some common injuries that pedestrians may suffer in the event of a car accident include:
- Broken bones and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Paralysis (quadriplegia, paraplegia)
- Injuries to the face or other head trauma
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
In order to avoid seriously injuring another person, drivers must use reasonable care, particularly in areas with high pedestrian traffic. This includes urban environments, areas around parks and schools, parking lots, and entertainment districts. While any accident has the potential to be serious, when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian the effects are much more likely to be devastating.
While the best way to keep pedestrians safe is to remain aware and undistracted behind the wheel at all times, the risk of pedestrian accidents is elevated when drivers are:
- Approaching crosswalks.
- Backing up.
- Making left turns.
- Driving towards stopped buses or bus stops.
- Near schools, parks, or urban areas.
Drivers in these situations must recognize that there is a serious danger of an accident and take appropriate measures to keep all people safe.
What to do if you are in a pedestrian accident?
Motorists have a responsibility to keep pedestrian safety a priority when they are behind the wheel. However, certain conditions may impact the driver’s ability to yield to the pedestrian, including poor road conditions or automobile defects.
The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier can help pedestrians struck by a vehicle undertake the necessary investigation and understand their rights and help determine who is at fault for the accident and hold those individuals responsible. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian-related accident, you are not alone.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to financial reimbursement. Do not hesitate to exercise your legal rights. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) us to speak to an attorney today.