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Pedestrian Accident Law Firm in Virginia

On average in the U.S., a pedestrian is killed every two hours and one is injured every eight minutes in one 12-month period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Altogether, 4,735 pedestrians died and approximately 66,000 were injured in traffic accidents across the nation that same year.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reports that 78 pedestrians died in motor vehicle-pedestrian accidents statewide in 2013, accounting for 10.5 percent of all traffic fatalities that year. Also, 1,765 Virginia pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes with motor vehicles.

Charlottesville & Harrisonburg Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in an accident with a car, truck, or motorcycle, you should immediately consult with an experienced Virginia car accident attorney. At the Kendall Law Firm, you will find a lawyer with more than 25 years of injury experience. Our founding attorney, David B. Kendall, is a former Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Marines who has helped thousands of injury victims in private practice.

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Our firm’s practice is devoted exclusively to accident and injury cases, and we represent only injured victims, never insurance companies or large corporations. Mr. Kendall has a history of success in recovering compensation for our clients and has been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his efforts.

We provide a free case consultation with no strings attached to our prospective clients. You can call us with any questions you may have about a pedestrian accident, or any auto accident, and we will give you honest answers, free of charge. We can advise you as to whether you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

In its pedestrian safety facts publication, NHTSA reported on environmental and other factors associated with pedestrian accidents in 2013, including the following data:

  • 73% of pedestrian accidents occurred in urban areas
  • 69% of pedestrian-vehicle crashes happened at non-intersections
  • 72% of pedestrian accidents occurred in the dark
  • Alcohol involvement was reported in 49% of pedestrian fatalities
  • 92% of pedestrians killed were involved in single-vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrians had a greater risk of being struck by the front of a vehicle than the rear or the side.

 

In its guide examining the problem of vehicle-pedestrian crashes, the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing lists the following among the factors contributing to pedestrian accidents:

  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Street racing
  • Speeding in residential areas
  • Traffic congestion
  • Vehicle-vehicle crashes

 

When drivers are distracted or alcohol or drug impaired, pedestrians face serious risks. When drivers fail to stop at pedestrian crossings, disregard traffic signs or signals, fail to yield the right-of-way, or fail to signal before they turn, pedestrians are in danger of injury or death in vehicle-pedestrian collisions.

Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

In many cases, pedestrians struck by cars suffer impact from the collision twice – first when hit by the vehicle, and second when the body slams into a solid object after being flung by the force of impact. Pedestrians are completely unprotected, and the disparity in mass between a car or truck and the human body means that even low speed impact can cause very serious injuries.

Injuries to the knees, thighs, hips, chest, abdomen, head, and shoulders are common in pedestrian accidents, as pedestrians are struck by vehicle bumpers and thrown to the ground by the force of impact. Injures may include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severe fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Amputation and loss of limbs.

 

Contact our firm for legal help if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. If we represent you, we will investigate your accident to determine who was at fault and gather evidence to support your case. Our personal injury lawyer will carefully assess the full extent of your injuries, and deal with insurance companies on your behalf.

Our job is to protect your rights and interests and aggressively pursue the fair compensation you are entitled to receive. You pay us no fees until we win your case for you. You can rest assured that at the Kendall Law Firm, we are dedicated to you and the outcome of your case.

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259 Hydraulic Ridge Road Suite 103
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Harrisonburg Office

52 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Winchester Office

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Winchester, VA 22601
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Staunton Office

9 S. Augusta Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Woodstock Office

753 S. Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
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