In Alabama, a pedestrian is “any person afoot.” Ala. Code § 32-1-101(42). In 2020, nearly 104,000 people visited emergency rooms to receive treatment for pedestrian related accidents, and there were more than 7,000 deaths of pedestrians. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries. Therefore, it is important to know what to do if you are ever involved in a pedestrian accident.
- Keep calm and be alert.
- Get medical help.
- Report the accident to the police.
- If possible, document the accident by taking photos or videos.
- Obtain witness contact information.
- Report the accident to your own insurance company.
- Hire an experienced attorney.
An experienced attorney can help you navigate dealing with insurance companies as well as ensure you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us a for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. We can be reached at 205-855-2745 or by email at Tracy@AlabamaPersonalInjuryLawyers.com or Nicole@AlabamaPersonalInjuryLawyers.com.
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