A pedestrian in Winchester, Virginia was struck while utilizing a crosswalk early this morning and luckily their injuries were not serious. However, officials reported that Winchester had eight pedestrian accidents in the last three months. They said that most of the accidents happen when the driver is making a left turn. Police attribute drivers being focused on yielding to traffic, not pedestrians. An attorney in Winchester reported that there had been at least five charges that have been filed during that period. The Sheriff stressed that there is equal responsibility between the drivers and the pedestrian’s to look when they are crossing or approaching the crosswalk.
More than 150,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. This is scary and particularly alarming for those who depend on alternate transportation. Always pay attention when you are crossing the street or even walking in a parking lot. It’s easy to become distracted by your phone but being alert can save you from life altering injuries or worse. An experienced attorney will immediately review your case and will determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are dedicated to those who have been injured in pedestrian accidents. We understand that injuries can cause serious stress, large medical bills and physical and mental anguish. We work diligently to settle our client’s cases and strive to get them the care and compensation they deserve. We offer free no-obligation consultations, so please contact our St. Louis office today to set up your appointment.