When a pedestrian is injured or killed in an accident in Maryland, the victim or the victim’s family may be in need of help from a pedestrian accident law firm Maryland residents and visitors can turn to in difficult times.
Pedestrians and Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a pedestrian as any person on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle traffic crash.
According to the NHTSA, even though the total number of fatalities in traffic crashes in the United States decreased in the years from 2006 – 2015, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose from 4,795 people to 5,376 people. In 2006, the percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians was 11% of the total fatalities that year. This percentage increased to 15% in the year 2015. At the beginning of 2018, preliminary data showed that the number of accidents involving pedestrians has continued to rise throughout 2016 and 2017.
Maryland Pedestrians and Accidents
In Maryland in 2015, 92 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. These deaths account for almost 18% of traffic fatalities. These numbers are some of the reasons that the need for a reliable pedestrian accident law firm in Maryland is on the rise.
Pedestrian Accidents and Personal Injury Law
When someone is injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, it does not matter how minor or how major their injuries are, the victim should not be responsible for expenses that are the result of their injury. If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian accident in Maryland, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a Maryland personal injury law firm that is experienced with successfully defending the rights of pedestrian accident victims.
Many States’ personal injury laws are similar, but each State’s laws are specific to that particular state. To prove a personal injury claim in Maryland, the victim (usually with the help of a lawyer) needs to prove that:
- The victim (plaintiff) was in fact injured
- The victim’s injury was the result of another party’s (the defendant’s) negligence
- If more than one party caused the victim’s injury or injuries, there may be more than one defendant in a claim
If you think that you are in a situation where you need to file a personal injury claim with a Maryland pedestrian accident law firm, the deadicated team at Cohen & Cohen is available for a free case consultation and evaluation, with no obligations.
Compensation for a Pedestrian Accident
Many people whose lives have been negatively impacted by a pedestrian accident do not realize all the expenses that are ultimately going to come out of their own pockets if they do not make the negligent parties accountable for the damages they caused. A lawyer who knows Maryland courts and is experienced at defending the accident victims rights’ can explain all of the future costs that an accident may wind up costing you and your family- and may be able to help get your financial needs covered.
For a highly rated pedestrian accident law firm Maryland accident victims and their families can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.