Baltimore Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
In an older city like Baltimore, many residents walk regularly. Some of us walk to work and to run our errands while others only walk for pleasure, such as long strolls and nights out with friends. As a pedestrian, you must share the roadway with vehicles – and they must share them with you. Failure to share the road appropriately can lead to collisions, which can result in serious injuries to all parties involved. Pedestrians who are injured in accidents can pursue monetary compensation for their related damages through personal injury claims. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact Baltimore pedestrian accident lawyer, Hasson D. Barnes right away for guidance.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
As mentioned above, pedestrian accidents can occur when motorists or pedestrians fail to share the road appropriately. This is known as negligent behavior. When an individual’s negligence results in another’s injury, the negligent party is liable for the victim’s resulting damages.
Pedestrians and motorists are not the only groups whose negligence can lead to collisions. Private property owners and government entities can create dangerous environments by designing confusing, unsafe roadways and by failing to properly maintain them. Potholes, debris in the roadway, and uncleared snow can all cause pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
There are many ways you can be injured in a pedestrian accident. As the pedestrian involved in a collision with a bicycle or a vehicle, you are far more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries than the other parties involved in the accident. Injuries you could suffer include:
- Soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains;
- Broken bones;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Loss of an extremity or limb;
- Lacerations; and
In some cases, an injury a victim sustains in a pedestrian accident leads to long-term and even permanent disabilities like paralysis and vision loss. It is also possible for a pedestrian injury to lead to mental health difficulties, like depression or an anxiety disorder, or the victim’s premature death.
Pursuing Compensation for your Pedestrian Accident Damages
Through a personal injury claim, you can pursue monetary compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
In order to recover compensation for these damages, your claim must prove the following:
- The other party breached their duty to prevent an accident;
- Because of the breach, an accident occurred that directly resulted in your injury; and
- Your injury caused you to suffer specific losses.
Your lawyer can help you prove these facts and demonstrate the monetary value of your losses with evidence like photographs of the accident, a digital reconstruction of the accident, and copies of your medical bills.
Work with an Experienced Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are suffering financial losses after being injured in a pedestrian accident, you may pursue monetary compensation for these losses through a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights, your options, and how to get started on your claim, contact our team of experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes, LLC at 433-423-0548 today to set up your initial consultation with us.