At any given time, there are thousands of pedestrians walking alongside and crossing roads throughout Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. Tourists and locals alike often travel on foot—but doing so puts them at risk of careless, inattentive, and reckless drivers. Statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Highway Safety Office show that, in 2017, there were 1,608 accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Of these incidents, 1,571 resulted in pedestrian injuries and 114 led to pedestrian fatalities.
The rules of the road command motorists to always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. When they fail to do so, and pedestrians are injured or killed as a result, the negligent motorist can and should be held accountable. At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury and auto accident claims, including pedestrian accident cases. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success and are prepared to advocate tirelessly for you and your family.
Were you hit by a car while walking? Contact our Virginia Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at (757) 330-4099 to request a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Common Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents
Due to the size, weight, and speed at which motor vehicles travel—not to mention the relative complete lack of protection pedestrians have while walking—many pedestrian accidents result in catastrophic injuries. These injuries often require extensive immediate treatment, as well as continuous, lifelong care.
Some of the most common injuries caused by pedestrian accidents include:
- Severe scrapes, lacerations, and bruises
- Broken bones and multiple fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries and brain damage
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Accidental amputation
- Nerve damage
The financial and emotional cost of such injuries is immense. All too often, however, insurance companies will offer a low settlement in order to save money and maximize profits. Unfortunately, many individuals are not aware of their rights and will accept a low settlement because they do not know that they don’t have to.
Why Call Our Firm?
At Breit Drescher Imprevento, we don’t just accept the first low settlement offered by the liable insurance company. In fact, thanks to our long-standing history of success in the courtroom, these insurance companies know that we are not afraid to go to trial on behalf of our clients. Because of this, we have been able to recover just settlements and jury verdicts for injured victims throughout the Greater Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area for over three decades.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Virginia Beach take the time to meet with you, understand your goals, and build a strong case backed by thorough investigative and pre-trial work. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.
Contact us online or by phone at (757) 330-4099 to schedule a free consultation with our team.