Pedestrians, like bicyclists and motorcycle riders, are particularly vulnerable to being seriously injured by inattentive drivers. Parking lots are where many serious injuries occur – driver’s visibility is often limited and pedestrians can be difficult to see, particularly at night or in bad weather. Even at low speeds, these kinds of impacts can cause serious injury. Doctors even have a specific name for knee injuries caused by a vehicle – “bumper fractures”. Twenty-five percent (25%) of these kinds of fractures are caused by vehicle accidents.
When someone is hit in a cross-walk, showing who is at fault usually isn’t difficult. When the accident happens outside of a cross-walk, however, insurance companies frequently try to blame the pedestrian for not getting out of the way. We have successfully represented dozens of pedestrians for their injury claims that occurred in all sorts of ways.