Every year, pedestrian-automobile accidents occur while people are crossing busy streets or highways, while children are walking to school or playing outside, and even while pedestrians are simply walking on sidewalks. Pedestrians have nothing to protect them when they are hit by a car. The injuries are almost always serious and often fatal. The most common injuries are fractured bones and head trauma, but paralysis can also occur. The injuries are usually severe, very costly, and disabling. All it takes to prevent car wrecks involving pedestrians is for everybody — drivers and pedestrians alike — to pay more attention.
Pedestrian-automobile collisions are often caused by the inattentiveness of the driver of a vehicle. Common mistakes made by drivers include:
Pedestrians make mistakes, too:
Help prevent these serious wrecks by following these simple safety tips:
We hope everyone will do their part in following these safety tips, but we know accidents will happen. If you or your child is injured in a pedestrian-automobile accident, seek medical attention immediately. If you are injured, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights as an accident victim and help you recover compensation for the injuries. Call 843-720-2800 for a free consultation, or visit one of our offices in Goose Creek, Summerville, or Downtown Charleston to speak to an attorney today.