When a person is struck by a car, truck, or bus, this is called a pedestrian knockdown accident; and the results can be devastating or even fatal. Unfortunately, drivers of taxicabs, cars, trucks and city buses don't always observe crosswalks and fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians. When pedestrians and motor vehicles collide, lives can be ruined. Being hit by a car may be caused by the driver’s carelessness, such as the following. These injuries may not just affect the victim physically but may cause the victim to lose time from work and incur expenses of medical treatment. At our firm, we handle a range of claims for victims of pedestrian knockdown accidents from “soft tissue” injuries to wrongful death including:
Driver failing to yield to a pedestrian;
Driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
Failing to watch for pedestrians when turning or reversing.