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No one wants to imagine being in any motor vehicle accident. Perhaps the most frightening is the prospect of being a pedestrian hit by an automobile.
The facts are shocking. In the United States, car accidents kill about 4,600 pedestrians, and injure another 70,000 people every year.
Tragically, children are at the greatest risk of becoming the victims of careless drivers.
If a pedestrian survives an automobile accident, he or she may suffer extremely serious injuries, requiring hospitalization, surgery, and long-term medical treatment. Often, victims never fully regain their ability to return to school or work or to resume previous personal activities. Some individuals require help with personal care and other normal activities of daily living for the rest of their lives.
In short, a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian can significantly change the pedestrian accident victim's life -- temporarily or even permanently.
That is why, if you or a family member is a pedestrian involved in an automobile accident, you need to protect your legal rights. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, before you talk with the insurance company of the person at fault. If you sign the wrong papers, you may give up all your legal claims and settle for far less than you deserve.
After motor vehicle accidents, victims and their families frequently concentrate on their physical, emotional, or financial challenges. However, the time that the law allows for an adult or child to act to preserve their legal rights starts to run from the day of the collision.
It is not unusual for an accident victim who is struggling to deal with a disabling injury, to forget that time is running out to take the steps necessary to secure benefits.
Protect your rights.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a Michigan pedestrian accident, talk with an experienced Michigan pedestrian accident lawyer. Please submit a simple, free, and confidential legal consultation form now.
Get the Bernstein Advantage today.
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