Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. It is also one of the leading causes of motor vehicles striking pedestrians.

Types of Distracted Driving

Drivers may be distracted due to any number of things including the following:

Pedestrians Also Have a Responsibility

Although distracted drivers cause many accidents, pedestrians also have a responsibility for their own safety. Remember what your parents taught you about crossing the road – stay alert and look both ways before crossing. Some additional safety tips for pedestrians include:

Compensation for Injured Pedestrians

Pedestrian accident claims are challenging under any circumstances. In many cases, the injuries to the pedestrian are catastrophic and proving the value of those injuries is complex. But the starting point is to establish fault. When you believe the driver was distracted and the distraction caused the collision, you have another element of proof.

An experienced personal injury attorney like those at Stag Liuzza can help you present all aspects of your claim including fault and the full extent of your injuries. We will negotiate with the insurance company so that you receive a settlement that covers your losses. Please call us today for a free claim evaluation.

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