Indiana Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
In driving school, you learned pedestrians have the right of way. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. Every day pedestrians are involved in serious accidents involving moving vehicles. The size of the vehicle and the circumstances can impact the severity of the accident – with larger vehicles being the most hazardous to pedestrians.
In 2015 alone, there were 95 pedestrian fatalities in the state of Indiana, according to data compiled in the State of Indiana Fiscal Year 2015 Traffic Safety Annual Report.
How Do Pedestrian Injuries Happen?
Pedestrian accidents involve people who are walking or running. They may be heading to work, walking in their neighborhood or jogging for exercise. They could be parents walking a baby in a stroller or older people walking their companion pet. In any case, pedestrian accidents are particularly serious accidents.
Here at Baker Law Team, we bring 40 years of combined experience to the table, and we understand firsthand the importance of pedestrian safety and the steps to take if that safety wasn’t ensured. In large metropolitan areas, such as just outside Indianapolis, where our office is based, it’s not uncommon for individuals to commute to work by foot, by bicycle or by bus. Without the “protection” of a large motor vehicle, these individuals are particularly at risk.
Are You the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?
When people think of pedestrian accidents, they may think only of someone who was walking. However, pedestrian accidents involve many situations. Here are a few examples:
- Walkers, joggers or runners
- People riding their bicycles
- Individuals walking their dogs or a pushing a baby in a stroller
- Those on mopeds, recumbent bicycles and other wheeled vehicles
What Injuries Are Common in a Pedestrian Accident?
Without the protection of a large vehicle, pedestrians are particularly at risk for injuries. Injuries commonly associated with pedestrian accidents include:
- Head trauma, resulting in memory loss and concussion
- Short-term or permanent disability
- Broken bones, lacerations, cuts and bruises
- In the most severe cases, loss of life
Baker Law Team Can Help – 317-524-6900
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, your first step should be seeking and receiving medical care. Sometimes injuries can become apparent only after the accident. After you have received care, please call us immediately.
At Baker Law Team, we will schedule a free consultation for you with a qualified attorney to discuss your rights, potential for financial recovery and how to move forward following a traumatic incident. Our team of experts will provide a personal touch. We are a family-owned practice, and we treat our clients just like family.