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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Accident Near Twinbrook Metro
Posted on October 16, 2017
When a pedestrian is hit by a motorist, the consequences can be devastating. Take, for example, an accident that occurred between a pedestrian and a motorist at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Bouic Avenue near the Twinbrook Metro Station.
A 53-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street on Chapman Avenue in a marked crosswalk at Bouic Avenue when she was hit by the 57-year-old driver of a Toyota Corolla. The pedestrian suffered severe injuries and had to be taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Patch.com.
Serious collisions between motorists and pedestrians are quite common. In 2015, over 5,300 pedestrians were killed in collisions with motorists. That means close to fifteen people lose their lives every day of the year in the United States in a pedestrian accident. Between 2006 and 2015, pedestrian deaths increased by 12 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And those stats only cover the fatal pedestrian accident. Another 70,000 pedestrians suffered serious bodily injuries in 2015. In fact, the number of pedestrians injured in these collisions has increased by 15 percent between 2006 and 2015.
Life-Altering Injuries are the Norm in Pedestrian Accidents
Since a pedestrian has virtually no protection against the impact of a collision with a vehicle, the damage the pedestrian endures can be catastrophic. It is quite common for a pedestrian hit by a sedan or pickup truck to suffer permanent, debilitating bodily injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Partial or total paralysis
- Herniated discs in your lower back requiring surgery to correct
- Multiple broken bones
- Amputated limbs
- Torn ligaments
Benefits of Hiring an Oxon Hill Personal Injury Lawyer
When a careless driver hits a pedestrian, they immediately enjoy the benefit of having a defense attorney assigned to the incident by their insurance company. That attorney will do all they can to limit or deny your personal injury claim. This is why you should level the playing field and hire an experienced and skilled Oxon Hill personal injury attorney. Another major benefit is the assistance an attorney can provide in investigating your accident and building a compelling case supporting the claim that you were injured due to the reckless and irresponsible actions of the motorist.
Contact an Oxon Hill Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Right Away
Getting hit by a car, even at low speeds, can result in debilitating bodily injuries. The Law Office of William C. McCaskill PLLC is here to help. Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential case review.