If you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian caused by the negligence of a reckless driver, it is important to know your rights. Potter Burnett Law is here to help you.
Compensation from a Negligent Driver
Collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles are often very serious incidents, resulting in significant injury to the pedestrian. Whether the accident involves an automobile, bicycle, motorcycle, or commercial/transit truck—the victim must establish that the driver involved was negligent in the operation of his or her vehicle. At Potter Burnett Law, we have the experience and skill to handle these matters for you while you take the time to recover.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,795 pedestrian deaths in 2006. In 2015, that number was 5,376, representing an increase of 12.1 percent. Pedestrian injuries also increased over these years, with 2006 seeing about 61,000 pedestrians injured and 2015 seeing about 70,000 pedestrians injured.
Pedestrians are not obligated to avoid negligent drivers. They have the right to walk on sidewalks, in designated walking areas near a street or intersection, through crosswalks and in parking lots without worrying about being struck by a vehicle.
Every second after an accident like this occurs is crucial. That’s why if you or a loved one has been impacted by a loss or set-back due to a negligent driver, you can rely on the pride at Potter Burnett Law to make sure you get your lion’s share. Contact us today for more information or a free legal evaluation of your claim.
The Potter Burnett team, in Bowie, Maryland has built a strong reputation for winning claims against large insurance companies. Debbie Potter is well known for her $26-million verdict against Ford Motor Company. After serving 12 years on the Court of Appeals Rules Committee, Deborah’s vast experience – with Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Deaths, Nursing Home Negligence and Slips and Falls—has led to notable honors and awards.
After Debbie and her team listen carefully to your description of the accident, the Potter Burnett team will concentrate on making this difficult time as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. The team will make sure to clearly explain your legal rights and answer any questions you may have.