Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries for victims. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in and around Rockingham, North Carolina. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our qualified team is standing by to help when you need a Rockingham pedestrian accident attorney by your side. We have vast experience handling complex personal injury cases, and we are ready to step in if the careless or negligent actions of somebody else caused your pedestrian accident. Let us help you secure full compensation for your losses today.
Pedestrian accident injuries can be catastrophic
Pedestrian accidents arise in various ways in Rockingham and throughout North Carolina. Unfortunately, the careless or negligent actions of other drivers are often the culprit. This can include drivers:
- Operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Operating while distracted by phones or other devices
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Disregarding stop signs or traffic signals
According to data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 2,259 total pedestrian crashes officially reported across the state during the latest year we have on record. Out of these incidents, there were 232 fatalities and 2,236 injuries reported. When we examine this data, we can see that pedestrian crashes are very likely to result in some sort of injury or a fatality. In many cases, a single pedestrian crash affects more than one person at a time.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained a range of injuries in these incidents. This includes:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Other severe back or neck injury
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Crush injuries and amputations
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
How long do you have to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit in Rockingham?
Pedestrian accident victims in Rockingham need to be aware that there is a limited amount of time for them to file a lawsuit in these cases. The North Carolina statute of limitations is three years from the date an injury occurs. This gives pedestrian crash victims a three-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent driver. Failing to file a lawsuit in the appropriate amount of time will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
Let our Rockingham pedestrian accident lawyer help you through this
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, contact the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. as soon as possible. We pledge to use the resources of our office to investigate your case, determine liability for the incident, and help secure full compensation for your losses. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Recovery of lost wages
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party