Pedestrian Accident Attorney Arlington VA
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If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. While a personal injury or wrongful death claim cannot negate the suffering you are going through, it can assist with the immense financial burden associated with these types of accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are very complex; it can be difficult to prove that another person or entity is at fault for the incident. At the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we carefully examine the facts involved in your accident, including the events leading up to it, in order to determine liability. Our Arlington pedestrian accident attorney is committed to pursuing the maximum recovery you are owed.
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
Statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Highway Safety Office show that, overall, the rate of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents has declined. That being said, in 2017, there were still 1,608 pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Virginia.
Sadly, these types of accidents tend to result in very serious,catastrophic injuries and deaths, as pedestrians are completely unprotected. When they are struck by large, heavy vehicles traveling at even relatively low speeds, the results are often devastating.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, and your injuries do not prevent you from doing any of the following, make sure to:
- Check to see that you and anyone else involved in the accident is okay
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you believe you are not injured
- Get the name and contact info of the driver and anyone else involved in the accident
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as your injuries
- Obtain witness statements, if there were any witnesses to the accident
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible
If you were injured in the accident, be sure to receive medical treatment. You will need to pay for your medical costs upfront but, if your case is successful, these costs may be reimbursed.
When Do Pedestrians Have the Right of Way?
Virginia law protects pedestrian’s rights to cross within both marked and unmarked crosswalks. However, the law also requires pedestrians to take care when crossing and pay attention to the crosswalk signs. Pedestrians are also prohibited from crossing highways between intersections where they are not visible to motorists. While it’s important to take charge of your own safety when crossing roads, there are also times where motorists fail to pay attention, leading to serious accidents. Some of the most common accidents where pedestrians most likely had the right of way include:
- A pedestrian being hit while in a crosswalk
- A pedestrian being hit by a car while in a parking lot
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Firm
It is crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. In Virginia, you only have two years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim (in most cases). When you reach out to the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, you will speak directly to Attorney Ryan Quinn—never an associate. Throughout the process, we provide our clients with personalized attention, consistent communication, and tireless advocacy. We have handled thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases and recovered more than $25 million on behalf of our clients.
Need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Arlington or the nearby areas? Call the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC at (703) 457-1300 for a complimentary case evaluation today!