When someone is trying to cross the street or even just walking along a sidewalk, a reckless driver can pose a serious threat. Tragically, some pedestrians are struck by careless drivers who fail to obey traffic safety laws, whether they reach dangerous speeds, do not stop at a stop sign, or are operating their vehicle while intoxicated from drug use or alcohol. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have many other causes as well.
During the winter months, a pedestrian may be hit by a car after falling down while trying to cross the road because there was ice on the street. Or, a pedestrian may have a vision problem or a hearing problem that interferes with their ability to detect traffic. Moreover, a psychological problem may result in a pedestrian accident. It is also important to keep in mind that pedestrian crashes can happen because a driver has poor vision. For example, someone who may have misplaced their glasses or chosen to drive without their glasses might have difficulty noticing a pedestrian who is walking alongside the road or attempting to cross the street.
If you are trying to recover from a pedestrian accident, many different problems may lie in front of you. Some challenges may be financial, such as lost wages and medical costs, while others may be physical and emotional. However, you should look into all resources that may help.
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