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Pedestrian Peril

There is a tendency when one thinks of roadway safety to immediately consider accidents involving motor vehicles on the highway or the variety of innovative measures that are available on new cars to protect motorists from harm in the event of a collision. But much of the daily travel of many drivers is along streets which run through densely populated areas and in close proximity to pedestrians. When negligent motorists strike pedestrians, the effects are likely to be severe due to the much greater size, weight, and speed of the car, truck, or other automobile.

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident because a driver failed to yield to you or otherwise violated the law, you may wish to file a civil lawsuit to seek financial compensation to address your medical bills and other damages associated with the accident. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney who is committed to protecting pedestrian rights.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Even at fairly slow automobile speeds, an unshielded pedestrian is at risk of suffering serious physical injuries because the body simply cannot absorb the shock of an impact with such a large object. At higher speeds, these accidents are often fatal. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Severe contusions
  • Severe abrasions and lacerations

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Pedestrians ought to be safe from the negligence of motorists, and we can help you to communicate that message loudly and clearly if you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information.

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