Sadly, as we at the Joe Miller Law, Ltd., know, pedestrian accidents are a big problem in the Norfolk area, both because of the number of their occurrences and also because of the extensive damage they can cause to victims. Though such accidents can occur as the result of sheer accidence, the reality is that they all too often are the result of a negligent or unsafe driver. In these situations, a pedestrian may sustain serious, if not life-threatening, injuries in an accident that could potentially have been prevented.
Many pedestrians who are injured at the hands of other people suffer from not only severe physical trauma, but also emotional and financial difficulties. Fortunately, victims of such accidents can often get financial compensation from the driver who caused the accident, alleviating many of the burdens victims face.
Many reckless drivers like to believe that pedestrians were the ones at fault, due to them getting “in the way” of the vehicle; however, this is often not the case. In many instances, it is the driver who is behaving irresponsibly or unsafely, leading to a pedestrian accident. In fact, some of the most common driver behaviors that cause pedestrian accidents involve:
Any one of these behaviors could easily lead to a driver hitting a pedestrian and, as a result, the pedestrian suffering numerous physical and/or emotional injuries as a result.
Pedestrians have the right to roadway safety, just like anyone else. If your right to this safety has been compromised by the dangerous actions of a driver or another person, then the attorneys at Joe Miller Law, Ltd. may be able to help you pursue financial compensation and justice. You can contact our office in Norfolk today to learn more about your options and what we can do to help you through this difficult time by giving us a call at (888) 694-1671.