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Were You Hit by a Vehicle While Walking or Jogging in Washington, DC?

Since walkers and joggers have no protection against the force of an impact with a car, pedestrian accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that each year at least 5,000 deaths result from automobiles striking pedestrians. Furthermore, more than 78,000 pedestrians sustain serious injuries each year after being struck by motor vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, and buses.

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How Can Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Help You With Your Claim?

Our personal injury attorneys regularly obtain multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of seriously-injured pedestrians.

$77M Wrongful Death Settlement

$20M Brain Injury Verdict

$19.5M Wrongful Death Verdict

$16M Premises Liability Settlement

$15.2M Wrongful Death Settlement

$15.2M Wrongful Death Verdict

$14M Personal Injury Settlement

$14M Car Accident Settlement

$11M Med. Malpractice Settlement

In most cases, pedestrian accidents result from motorist negligence. Distracted or careless drivers may fail to notice pedestrians in crosswalks or along the side of the road. Since the motorist is typically at fault, victims and their families can often recover compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the driver.

At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our pedestrian accident law firm has successfully represented a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being struck by a WMATA/Metro bus while using a crosswalk in Washington, DC. We also obtained one of the highest settlements in the area against WMATA; the case involved the tragic death of a pedestrian who was crossing the street when she was struck by a Metro bus. In another case, our office obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of a woman who was struck by a private tour bus while crossing the street.

We can use this experience to aggressively pursue your claim from the first client meeting until the resolution of the case.

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What Injuries May Result From A Pedestrian Accident?

When a car, bus, or truck hits a pedestrian, the injuries can be devastating. Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to injury and death on a roadway than passengers in vehicles, which have safety features such as seatbelts, airbags, and roll cages. Common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the location and extent of the trauma, brain injuries can cause permanent physical and mental impairment.
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries. The force of impact from a vehicle can damage a pedestrian’s spine and spinal cord. This may cause permanent paralysis or impaired movement below the site of the injury.
  • Loss of limb. In some circumstances, a pedestrian accident can cause a traumatic amputation or cause such extensive injuries that an amputation is necessary.
  • Muscle and tissue damage. The initial crash or secondary impacts with the ground or other objects can cause extensive damage to the muscles and tissues. In the most serious cases, this can cause permanent disability or require extensive treatment.
  • Nerve damage. Deep lacerations, broken bones and other injuries may also damage the nerves, which is often irreversible.
  • Respiratory dysfunction. The force of a crash can cause a punctured and/or collapsed lung. This type of injury requires emergency treatment and may take months to fully heal. In some cases, brain injuries may result from lack of oxygen as well.
  • Disfigurement and scarring. Widespread tissue damage and/or lacerations can cause permanent scarring. Disfigurement, especially to the face, can have a profound impact on a victim’s psychological health.
  • Wrongful death. Pedestrians may suffer fatal injuries, especially in accidents involving large vehicles, like commercial trucks and city buses.

Many victims require specialized care, including long-term physical and psychological treatment. The pain and anguish suffered by pedestrians are often extreme and medical costs can be staggering.

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What Should I Do After A Pedestrian Accident?

After a pedestrian accident, many victims require emergency medical care. Therefore, if you are a pedestrian hit by a car or witness someone else being struck by a vehicle, then you should call an ambulance immediately if you are able. Depending on the circumstances, you may be unable to do anything else. Other steps to take after a pedestrian accident include:

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If a negligent motorist caused a pedestrian accident, injuring yourself or a loved one, then our lawyers are here to help. We have achieved excellent results for pedestrian accident claims in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Our attorneys offer free initial consultations and contingency fee arrangements. Call (202) 960-4596 or contact us online to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer today.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in the Washington DC area or the surrounding counties? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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