A pedestrian can suffer catastrophic injuries when a motor vehicle hits them, especially when traveling at high speeds. If you or a loved one sustained pedestrian accident injuries due to the actions of a negligent or reckless driver, you deserve compensation. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help you and your family seek justice.
Your accident has already turned your life upside down. Thus, you should not be further disrupted by the financial stress of your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Instead, let our Edgewood pedestrian accident lawyers seek the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Most Maryland Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Metropolitan Suburbs Like Edgewood
According to Zero Deaths Maryland, statewide, there were more than 3,000 motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians in 2019, and over 87% of them resulted in injury. In addition, the organization found that from 2015 to 2019, more than 90% of the state’s pedestrian accidents occurred in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas, which encompasses Edgewood.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident on Cedar Drive, Willoughby Beach Road, or anywhere else in Edgewood, attorney Adam M. Smallow and the legal team at MD Accident Law can fight for you. Our focus is not only on winning your case but also on providing you with professional and compassionate representation from start to finish.
We know the challenges involved in rebuilding your life after an accident, especially one that resulted in severe injuries. We will stand by your side and handle every detail of your claim so that you can concentrate on your health and family. Our clients even get a unique text number for 24/7 communication and assistance.
For legal consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney in Edgewood, call (410)777-8960
Maryland Drivers Must Take Care to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
From motorcyclists to commercial vehicle drivers, all motor vehicle operators must exercise a duty of care to avoid causing a car accident. Just as traffic laws govern how vehicles interact on the roadway, Maryland has pedestrian safety laws that dictate how drivers should behave around pedestrians.
According to Md. Transp. Code § 21-5, drivers must:
- Come to a stop for pedestrians crossing in a crosswalk
- Yield the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk when turning on a green signal or green arrow
- Stop outside the marked stop line at red lights and stop signs
- Yield the right of way to pedestrians when turning right at a red light
- Exercise “due care” to avoid hitting a pedestrian, including alerting the pedestrian with their horn and paying particular attention to children and “any obviously confused or incapacitated individual”
- Reduce their speed when any “special danger” to pedestrians is present
If a driver failed to act legally, our attorneys could use the violation as evidence in your pedestrian accident case. Other examples of negligence that can lead to pedestrian injuries include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving and “road rage”
- Illegal passing and lane changes
- Crowding or entering sidewalks or bicycle lanes
- Broken traffic signals
- Cracked or broken sidewalks or road surfaces
- Lack of lighting
- Failure to clear snow and ice
- Defective brakes, tires, or other vehicle parts
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We Will Prove Fault for Your Pedestrian Accident
Our Edgewood pedestrian accident lawyers will build a case proving the at-fault party’s liability for your damages. The at-fault party is often a vehicle driver. However, depending on your accident’s circumstances, a manufacturer, the entity that owns the roadway where your injuries occurred, or even another pedestrian might share liability.
Our team will collect evidence, which may include:
- Eyewitness statements
- Data from the accident site
- Photographs of your injuries
- Medical records
- Cell phone video or surveillance footage
- Police reports
- Testimony from crash reconstruction specialists and others with expertise relevant to your case
Don’t Let the Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Deadline Pass
Investigating and building a case can take time. Therefore, you want to ensure you can work through insurance claims and still take legal action if necessary. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101, you have three years to file a personal injury case with the court.
Our Edgewood Attorneys Will Seek Compensation for Your Injuries and Damages
We care deeply about helping our clients after an accident. In addition, we understand how your primary concern might be the financial burden created by your injuries. Therefore, we will help you seek awards for your medical bills, lost income, and more. Pedestrian accident awards may include:
- Hospital bills
- Doctor’s fees
- Medications and medical devices
- Mobility aids
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Long-term care services
- Lost income, benefits, and earnings
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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Our Commitment to Client Service for Pedestrian Accident Victims
When you work with us, we will assist with everything from evaluating your losses and handling insurance negotiations to helping you seek medical treatment. For example, we can suggest qualified medical professionals who we would feel confident using ourselves or referring to our family members.
Additionally, working with our lawyers will not burden you financially during an already stressful time. We offer a “no win, no fee” structure. Therefore, if we do not secure compensation, you owe us nothing. If we do, our payment comes out of your settlement or verdict. This arrangement allows you to take advantage of our services risk-free and means you do not have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses or hourly fees.
Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow Today
To learn more about what our Edgewood pedestrian accident lawyers can do for you, call our offices today for a free consultation. A member of our team is available 24/7 to take your call and get you started down the road to financial recovery.