Distracted Drivers Can Seriously Injure Pedestrians

Drivers are becoming significantly more distracted by smartphones and other electronic devices and may fail to see crosswalks and road signs. As a result, pedestrians must be especially alert when crossing the street and even while using sidewalks.

Even a slow-moving vehicle can cause serious injuries, and a pedestrian accident involving a speeding vehicle can be catastrophic. If you or a family member was hit by a car while in a crosswalk or on the sidewalk, the attorneys at Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC, can help hold the driver accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence.

Kentucky has enacted a number of laws to protect pedestrians while crossing the roadway and while on sidewalks, requiring drivers to take care and yield the right of way when pedestrians are present. Nevertheless, in 2014 alone, 59 pedestrians were killed and another 941 injured in traffic accidents in Kentucky.

Get Help Recovering Damages

Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries that can dramatically interrupt the lives of an entire family. We will make sure we understand the full effects of the injury on the victim and the rest of the family so we can fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled. Depending on your situation, this may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or other damages.

Contact A Lawyer To Discuss What Happened

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer, call our Covington office at 859-581-0123 or contact us online. We represent clients in Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.