Across the country and in Alabama, new numbers have revealed a sharp increase in pedestrian related accidents and fatalities. In Alabama alone, pedestrian deaths are up over 20 percent since 2008, with Montgomery having the third highest number of pedestrian fatalities behind Birmingham and Mobile. Unfortunately these accidents happen regardless of the general caution taken by most pedestrians and result in debilitating, permanent injuries.
Pedestrian accidents can have a significant impact beyond injuries and often affect the financial wellbeing of the victim through lost wages, inability to pay household bills, and even funeral expenses. While monetary recovery can never repair the lasting damage done to the victim, it can at least ease the burdens created when a pedestrian is injured through negligence on behalf of the vehicle operator.
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Pedestrian Accident Injury Cases In Alabama
Unlike traditional car accidents, insurance companies have specific procedures for handling pedestrian injury cases. It is extremely crucial to have an experienced personal injury attorney handle the insurance company on your behalf as these companies frequently limit the recovery to the lowest compensation possible.