With drunk drivers, distracted drivers and downright careless drivers, pedestrians face a number of threats while they are walking. Unfortunately, when drivers exhibit these types of reckless behavior, an accident may occur which could result in serious injuries or even claim the life of a pedestrian. In Providence, Rhode Island, pedestrians whose world has been flipped upside down because of an accident should make sure their voices are heard. For some, this may involve going to court and at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, we work hard to help clients who are trying to recover from pedestrian accidents.
After a pedestrian accident, victims and their families may be unsure of what should be done next. If you were recently injured while walking or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you need to act right away. Additionally, you should understand the importance of having your case evaluated on an individual basis. After all, the details surrounding these accidents can vary considerably and sometimes have a significant impact on the outcome of the case (such as a hit-and-run, for example).
From broken bones to head trauma and fatalities, pedestrian accidents are particularly dangerous and it is very important for drivers to focus on preventing future pedestrian deaths and injuries from occurring. Sadly, these accidents will continue to claim lives and injure pedestrians across the nation. Please visit our pedestrian accidents page if you were hurt in a pedestrian accident and are attempting to move forward.