Walking is one of the most common modes of transportation in Delaware. It’s healthy, cost-efficient, and is ideal for those who live in urban areas. Unfortunately, pedestrians are far more vulnerable than any other motorist on the road, which opens them up to a whole slew of potential injuries. If you are someone who was struck by a car, you are most likely dealing with dire physical circumstances, which is why it is no surprise you are looking into recovering financial compensation. This compensation may be used to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages and more. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common contributors to pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by several different factors. For example, poor road conditions or design very often contribute to pedestrian accidents. Additionally, inclement weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow, or icy roads will oftentimes cause motorists to slide off the road, often into an innocent bystander. Even faulty or defective car parts can cause a serious pedestrian injury. However, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of negligent driving behavior are as follows:
- Eating, smoking or navigating directions while driving
- Excessive speed
- Disciplining children while driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Failing to yield
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Neglecting blind spots
- Disregarding traffic signs and lights
- Ignoring other rules and regulations of the road
How can I recover compensation following a Delaware pedestrian accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Your attorney will help you assemble all the necessary evidence, including security camera footage, medical documents, pictures of the accident, witness statements, police reports, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Delaware?
The statute of limitations in Delaware is two years, which means you must file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident. If you fail to do so, you will most likely not be able to recover the financial compensation you truly need.
Contact our experienced Delaware firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.