Pedestrians may also be vulnerable at night as drivers may not always use their headlights. They may also be vulnerable in areas that aren’t well lit or that don’t have designated crosswalks that have proper lighting. If a pedestrian is involved in an accident, he or she should contact the police as soon as possible for help.
What Type of Injuries Could a Victim Suffer?
Victims of pedestrian accidents may experience broken bones, lacerations and head trauma. Head injuries may cause changes in mood, an inability to remember basic information or make it harder to sleep at night. In some cases, it may not be possible to go back to work or otherwise live a decent quality of life. The silver lining for injured victims is that they may be entitled to compensation for both physical and emotional injuries.