North Carolina Sees Another Pedestrian Struck by Car
Pedestrians have the right-of-way in most circumstances. While motor vehicles are encouraged to share the road, North Carolina has some of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians. Whether it is the lack of infrastructure, like sidewalks and crosswalks, or motor vehicles not watching for pedestrians, people who choose to walk may find themselves in very unsafe conditions.
Charlotte pedestrian accident attorneys, Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, understand that a pedestrian and a car are not fair matches. If an accident occurs, often the driver is unharmed while the pedestrian sustains severe and life-threatening injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need a personal injury attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. The dedicated team of attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC is here to secure the compensation you deserve. Call today.
Crash on Highway 49 Causes Serious Injuries to Pedestrian
Developments are still being made in a serious accident that occurred early in the morning in Cabarrus County. A pedestrian was walking along Zion Church Road at Highway 49 when struck by a vehicle. No names have been released at this time, and it is not known if the pedestrian survived the crash.
Thousands of pedestrians across North Carolina share this experience. People walk for many reasons; getting off the bus, walking to work, parking far away from their destination, teenagers walking to school. People walk in cities, suburbs, and rural areas alike. However, in a poll conducted by Elon University, two-thirds of walkers feel unsafe in North Carolina. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the last reporting year;
- 6,205 pedestrians were killed on the road
- 76,000 pedestrians were injured
Injuries in pedestrian-involved accidents are on the rise. If you or someone you love is injured walking, contact Brown, Moore, & Associates to get the help you need.
Why Do You Need Representation in Charlotte, North Carolina?
The person at fault in a pedestrian crash is not as simple as you think. Insurance companies will argue that a pedestrian was jay-walking, distracted, and looking at their phone. If the insurance company or the court believes you acted carelessly, you could be refused all compensation. If you are injured because of the accident and cannot work, your family is in financial peril when medical bills and lost wages pile up.
A personal injury attorney in Charlotte can investigate your case to find liability. If the driver failed to stop, was distracted, speeding, or made an illegal turn, they shared responsibility in the accident. The fault is critical to securing the compensation you deserve for your injury.
The experienced team at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC has the resources and determination to gain the evidence you need to support your claim. The insurance company will always look after their best interests. Make sure you even the playing field and have an experienced attorney to look after your best interest.
Call Charlotte’s Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC
The attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC are here to ensure you and your family recover the damages you deserve. When you need a personal injury lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina, call Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC today. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.