Drivers Endangering Pedestrians
Lexington residents should feel safe walking around the town they live in. Unfortunately, not all drivers respect a pedestrian’s right-of-way, and a serious accident could result from this disregard of safety. When pedestrians are hit by passing vehicles, they often sustain serious injuries that result in expensive medical treatment, lost wages, and other costs that create a financial burden. The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, know that many unsafe drivers threaten Lexington residents every day and are dedicated to representing victims in the pursuit of financial compensation from negligent parties.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who behave dangerously and disregard the safety of walkers. For instance, some common causes of pedestrian accidents involve a driver:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Using excessive speeds (especially near school zones or in parking lots)
- Driving while distracted (using a cell phone / technology while driving)
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
These causes of pedestrian accidents are all too common in Lexington. Fortunately, victims can often benefit from consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer about their legal options.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Lexington
If you are a pedestrian who has been victimized by an irresponsible driver, then you could be due financial compensation for your injuries and subsequent treatment and recovery costs. The attorneys of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, may be able to help you seek such compensation. Contact our offices in Lexington today by calling (800) 953-2373, and learn more about your options for getting the legal help you need after a pedestrian accident.