Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates has proudly represented clients who have been injured in pedestrian accidents for over 30 years. Unfortunately, pedestrians who have been hit by a car are often subject to significant burdens for years after their accident, both financial and non-financial in nature. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, it is important to consider your legal options. Our firm is committed to representing clients who have been injured in pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.
What are the causes of pedestrian accidents in Maryland?
The unfortunate reality is that pedestrian accidents happen on a regular basis in Maryland. They can result in significant injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, and head or brain injuries. There are a number of different reasons that a pedestrian accident may occur. One of the most common reasons being that a driver was acting negligently, ultimately causing them to hit a pedestrian. However, a driver may not be completely at fault. In some cases, a pedestrian may be to blame. Some of the reasons that a pedestrian accident may occur include the following:
- Drivers who are distracted, reckless, or careless
- Intoxicated drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Driving without headlights at night or in the rain
- Drivers’ inability to see pedestrians in the road due to obstructed visibility
- Pedestrians who fail to use the crosswalk
- Pedestrians who do use the crosswalk but are unaware of cars
- Distracted pedestrians
What should I do after a pedestrian accident in Maryland?
If you are hit by a vehicle, it is important to call 911 as soon as possible, given that you are able to do so. Contacting emergency services can begin the process of fulfilling the burden of proof and documenting the injuries that were sustained in the accident. A police report will be helpful because it can take official note of the cause of the accident and the conditions that were present at the time the accident occurred. If there were any witnesses to the accident, police may be able to obtain a witness statement that can be helpful in the future.
Recovering Damages in a Maryland Pedestrian Accident
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover significant damages that can help offset some of the burdens you faced as a result of the accident. Compensation may be recovered for both the financial and non-financial impacts of the accident, including medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, lost future wages, emotional distress, loss of independence, cost of medical equipment or rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. Fulfilling the burden of proof is essential in any personal injury claim. In order to recover these damages, you must prove that the other party’s negligence resulted in your injuries.
Contact a Howard County Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in Howard County, Maryland, you can rely on the effective legal services of Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates. Our firm has over 30 years of experience guiding clients through this difficult time. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation.