If a vehicle driver hit you while you were a pedestrian in Fredericksburg or anywhere else in Virginia, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, mental anguish and more. At Marks & Harrison, our Fredericksburg pedestrian accident lawyers believe that negligent drivers who cause injuries to others should be held accountable. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to pursue a fair compensation for your injuries.
Marks & Harrison has been helping accident victims throughout Fredericksburg and Virginia for more than a century. We are also one of the largest law firms in Virginia, with offices in Fredericksburg and nine other cities. Our legal team consists of knowledgeable attorneys, skilled paralegals and veteran investigators. We are ready to put those resources to work for you. Contact us now and learn more in a free consultation.
Pedestrian accident injuries often are more severe than injuries in other types of accidents because of the difference in weight and protection provided by a vehicle versus the unprotected human body. Common injuries that pedestrians in Fredericksburg suffer from accidents include:
It is important to remember that not all pedestrian accident injuries are physical. Even if you do not suffer severe physical injuries, you may suffer long-term emotional trauma. Being struck by a car is a terrifying experience. Pedestrians often have great difficulty coping with the emotional trauma it causes. A knowledgeable Fredericksburg pedestrian accident attorney from Marks & Harrison will be able to give you an idea of the types of compensation you may be eligible to recover based on your injuries.
Pedestrians are common in Fredericksburg, especially in the downtown area, around schools and the University of Mary Washington. Unfortunately, not all motorists know how to share the streets safely with them. Motorist negligence is to blame for the bulk of pedestrian accidents in Fredericksburg. In many cases, drivers are distracted by phones, eating, drinking, children in the car and other distractions, which leads them to commit acts such as:
In many cases, motor vehicle drivers cause accidents because they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or because they are simply in a hurry and, as a result, more prone to engaging in reckless and aggressive driving. No matter the cause of your pedestrian accident, if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact Marks & Harrison to learn about your rights and options.
Being struck by a car as a pedestrian can be a stressful and traumatic experience. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Fredericksburg, take a deep breath, try to remain calm and take the following steps:
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, filing an insurance claim and/or lawsuit can be confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, an experienced Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer at Marks & Harrison can help. You should call us as soon as possible to discuss your case. We will conduct a thorough, prompt investigation of your case, protect your legal rights and ensure that you do not say or do anything that could compromise your injury claim. Above all, we will aggressively pursue all the compensation you deserve. Get started now. Contact our Fredericksburg office for a free evaluation of your case.