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Thousands of pedestrians are killed in car wrecks every year. Many more are seriously injured. These accidents often occur at intersections.
If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, an experienced Madison pedestrian accident lawyer at Boller & Vaughan can fight to get you compensation to pay for your recovery.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, one pedestrian was killed or injured about every 5 hours in Wisconsin in 2001.
Intersections are a common place for pedestrian accidents to occur. Street crossings are where pedestrians and vehicles come into each other’s paths.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents at intersections include:
Driver and pedestrian error can cause these accidents and accident injuries, but they can also be caused by the way the intersection is engineered, such as having insufficient crossing signals or crosswalks. Sometimes the crossing signal does not give the pedestrian enough time to cross a wide road.
Both pedestrians and motorists have a responsibility to use intersections correctly and be alert for one another. When either behaves carelessly, ignoring the rules of an intersection, then a tragic accident can result.
As a critical part of what to do after a car accident, you should focus on getting the care you need to recover from your injury. Especially when the vehicle is traveling at 35 miles-per-hour or faster, a pedestrian accident can cause catastrophic injuries including:
If you believe the driver’s carelessness caused the accident and your injuries, our experienced lawyers can investigate the details of your case and plan a legal strategy to pursue compensation. At a time when you need to focus on recovery, compensation allows you to pay for your mounting medical expenses and lost wages.
If you or a loved one has been injured at an intersection because of someone’s negligent behavior, please contact Boller & Vaughan to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Madison pedestrian accident lawyer.
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