Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for any person struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the careless or negligent actions of drivers on the roadway to cause severe pedestrian crash injuries throughout North Carolina. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are here to help if you need a Rutherfordton pedestrian accident attorney by your side. Our team has the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your case, ensure you receive the medical care you deserve, and help secure full compensation for your losses.
How often do pedestrian accidents occur in this area?
According to data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 2,350 total pedestrian accidents reported across the state during the latest year. Out of these incidents, 239 were fatal collisions and 2,074 were injury collisions. When examining this data, it is clear to see that any incident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle is very likely to result in an injury or a fatality. Both pedestrians and bicyclists are extremely vulnerable when a collision occurs. They do not have any protections and often are subjected to two impacts (one impact with the vehicle and another impact with the ground).
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our Rutherfordton pedestrian accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back and neck injury
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Rutherfordton
When our attorneys investigate these incidents, we regularly discover that the careless or negligent actions of drivers cause the pedestrian crash. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in and around Rutherfordton include:
- Drivers distracted by phones or other devices
- Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Drivers operating too fast for conditions
- Failing to yield the right of way or stop at a signal or stop sign
- Improper left-hand turns
- Failing to check surroundings when reversing
Unfortunately, proving liability in these cases can be challenging. This often involves an attorney using their resources to uncover all evidence needed to establish what happened, which can include photos were taken at the scene of the incident, video surveillance from nearby homes or businesses, statements from eyewitnesses, police reports, and more.
Contact a Rutherfordton pedestrian accident lawyer today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, contact Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. today. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the incident and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage of:
- All medical bills related to the incident
- Lost income if you cannot work while you recover
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Any household out-of-pocket that arise due to the incident