Imagine walking along Granby Street or taking a ride on your bicycle down Shore Drive, when you are struck suddenly by an oncoming vehicle. You believed you were following all traffic laws or safety signs, but find that it didn’t matter because you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident anyway. Over 10% of pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents end in fatalities based on reports from the Virginia Highway Safety Office.
A pedestrian accident can be completely debilitating physically and emotionally. If you’ve been involved in an accident as a result of another’s negligence, please contact the Norfolk, Virginia accident attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman. Our skilled team has been helping the injured for over 35 years and can help get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 361-0430.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
Pedestrian accidents occur anytime a person that is not in a motorized vehicle suffers an injury because of a vehicle or a location. This means that there are literally thousands of ways for a pedestrian to become involved in an accident. Pedestrian accidents may occur in the following ways:
- Distracted driving
- Texting or using a cell phone while driving
- Drunk driving
- Accident due to poor upkeep of a specific location
- An accident between a pedestrian and a light rail train
- An accident between a pedestrian and a train
Because of limited visibility or a driver’s lack of attention or care for road signage, pedestrian accidents can happen all too easily. If a driver disobeys a crosswalk or doesn’t yield or stop properly when they’re required to by Virginia Code Pedestrian Codes Title 46.2, a pedestrian may get run into.
The light rail trains that were recently implemented in 2011 by Hampton Roads Transit from EVMS, Norfolk to Newtown Rd., Virginia Beach can cause debilitating accidents as well because people are unaware that a train is coming or the probability of someone getting hurt as they enter or exit the train. Norfolk State University worked collectively with HRT to implement the only elevated station on the line and install railings in the median to detour unsafe crossings along Brambleton Avenue to the entrance of the light rail station and reduce pedestrian accidents.
Why Contact a Virginia Accident Attorney?
The team at Kalfus & Nachman has decades of experience helping pedestrians get settlements for their injuries. A pedestrian accident doesn’t just cause a simple injury, so we strive to get you compensation for all aspects of your life that were affected. These aspects can include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Injuries and paralysis
- Loss of wages due to inability to work
- Loss of social interaction
Our attorneys have dealt with pedestrian accidents for over 35 years and know how to prepare your case properly, gather the right information, and earn you a settlement. If you’ve been injured because of another’s negligence, please contact Kalfus & Nachman by calling (800) 361-0430 or filling out the form on this page. Our team of experienced Newport News lawyers can assist you throughout the entire legal process.