According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,205 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States during the year 2019. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes that year and thousands more sustained short- and long-term injuries.
At Page Law Firm, P.C. in Richmond, our pedestrian accident lawyers have been fighting for the rights of wrongfully injured clients since 1982. With over four decades of expertise litigating such cases throughout Virginia, we possess the knowledge, experience, and determination to stand up for your rights. Founding attorney Brenda Page and her team understand how to effectively collect evidence, seek witness testimony, calculate your damages, build you a case that will hold up against any defense—we’ll even take your case to court if necessary. Our team is prepared to do whatever it takes to secure the fair and just compensation you need to make the best possible recovery.
Pedestrians may be injured in a variety of situations. An injury can occur when children are playing in urban or residential areas, for instance, or when an individual is out for their morning jog. Additionally, cars parked illegally may create a visual obstruction for pedestrians.
What most pedestrian accident claims come down to is human error. Typically, motorists are not looking out for people on foot (not to mention cyclists, skateboarders, and others), so many pedestrian accidents are actually preventable.
Common causes of such accidents include motorists:
Crashes involving pedestrians can be difficult to evaluate without the assistance of an experienced attorney. You may have other things going on in the immediate aftermath of a crash, such as serious injuries that must be tended to. Our team can investigate your claim and bring your claim to court while you focus on recovery.
Do the following as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident:
The answer to this question is whenever you've been injured as a pedestrian, you should contact an attorney. The State of Virginia recognizes the defenses of contributory negligence and assumption of the risk. Without an attorney, it can be very hard to stand up against insurers and others who are experienced with such procedures.
YOU NEED TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
The first and foremost consideration is the nature and extent of your injuries and losses. Minor injuries and losses sometimes can be settled quickly with the insurance company. Serious injuries, such as a brain injury, may take several years to resolve because you must first determine the ultimate outcome of the injured person. The insurance companies will try to get you to accept a quick settlement offer before determining the full extent of your injuries—we will fight for your right to maximum compensation.
We won't just settle to rack up wins - we go to trial and fight for our clients to get you more.
For almost 40 years, we've cultivated a successful record of winning for clients in Richmond.
We don't use legal assistants to evaluate your case - one of our skilled attorneys is on the job, every time.
Our firm serves catastrophically injured clients in an intimate, personalized setting.