Pedestrians Can Fall Victim To Serious Accidents

Asheville is home to some wonderful neighborhoods for walking. When you are out and about enjoying your day, you are likely observing traffic rules and walking around responsibly, all while getting a refreshing degree of exercise. An unexpected accident with a motor vehicle, however, can be catastrophic, and you may suddenly be facing staggering medical expenses.

If you have suffered a pedestrian accident, the Ruth Smith Law Firm can help. We recognize just how severe these injuries can be, and we work with Western North Carolina clients to resolve their personal injury cases in the most beneficial way possible.

Drivers Need To Exhibit A Reasonable Level Of Caution

An individual on foot is no match for the weight of a motor vehicle. For this reason, these accidents are often serious, and in some cases a pedestrian injury can be life-altering. Drivers have a responsibility to avoid pedestrian accidents when possible, but sometimes accidents happen. Some examples of negligent driving can include:

  • Failure to use a turn signal
  • Running a red light
  • Not yielding at a crosswalk
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Disregarding stop signs
  • Not driving in accordance with the weather conditions

No matter how careful you are as a pedestrian, you can still fall prey to an accident with a motor vehicle. If this happens to you — especially if it's a hit-and-run — it's in your best interests to contact the police immediately. Consulting with an experienced attorney like Ruth Smith can also help you in navigating the claims process for your injuries.

A Lawyer Can Aid You In Seeking Compensation

A pedestrian accident can cause you immense pain and towering medical expenses. The Ruth Smith Law Firm can help you file a claim to obtain the compensation you are owed. Call our office today at 828-367-7998 to schedule a free consultation. You can also reach us via email by completing our simple contact form.

Each case is different. Many factors such as the severity of injuries, ability to prove liability, amount of liability insurance coverage, jurisdiction, medical expenses, and many other factors can determine the outcome of a particular case. You should not use these examples as a representation of what recovery you will obtain in your particular case, as every case is unique. Ruth Smith does not guarantee that the outcome of your case will be similar to the results listed above.