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Pedestrian Accidents

Delaware Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Wilmington Delaware Hit & Run Accident Attorney

In the sometimes disastrous event of a motor vehicle hitting a pedestrian or bystander, the blame & liability often times falls on the driver. Typical pedestrian accidents involve intersection accidents, crosswalk accidents and cyclists or exercisers being hit and ultimately injured on side of road while exercising. Often, a pedestrian may step off a curb and into oncoming traffic and is struck by a vehicle. Even in this instance the motorist may be held liable as they have a duty to drive attentively and watch the road.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit & run or pedestrian accident it makes sense to have a skilled Delaware Hit & Run Accident Lawyer on your side. A qualified New Castle County Delaware Pedestrian Accident Lawyer will have the knowledge and know how to properly investigate the accident scene. This is done to determine if there is any drug or alcohol involvement or inattentive driving behavior leading up to the accident. In researching the accident, a good attorney will also recreate the scene, assess skid marks to determine speed at time of accident, interview witnesses and comb through traffic camera video footage to determine how and why the accident happened. Delaware Car Accident and Injury Lawyer James Bailey does all of this and more for his clients. Mr. Bailey has the skill and experience to get you the compensation you deserve. Please feel free to contact Mr. Bailey at 302-658-5686. Or, email Mr. Bailey by clicking here.

Injuries Commonly Sustained In A Pedestrian Accident

Due to the amount of force exerted on the human body during a pedestrian accident there is a high likelihood of serious, life threatening injury than in other types of accidents at similar speeds. This is because the exposed body absorbs all of the force at impact compared to an accident involving two automobiles where there is a protective passenger compartment with safety features such as airbags and seat belts to protect the passengers at impact. Common injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident are injuries to the head, brain, neck & spinal cord. Due to the angle of impact, hip and leg fractures are also common in these accidents. Also, permanent disfigurement, paralysis and disability are frequently the end result of a hit and run accident. An experienced Delaware Hit & Run Accident Attorney can help you determine the true value of your claim based on the extent of your injuries. In the case of death there is a claim by the estate of the pedestrian and by close family members for mental anguish and grief.

Common Situations Leading Up To A Pedestrian Accident

Stepping Off A Curb Without Looking


Careless Driving

Driving While Impaired

Driver Swerving Onto Bike Lane Or Sidewalk

Inadequate headlights or no headlights

Not wearing proper prescription eyeglasses

Analyzing The True Value Of Your Claim

Since pedestrian accidents can be so damaging to one’s body, mind and quality of life it is important to work with an attorney who knows how to judge the true monetary value of your claim. Financial issues including medical expenses, pain & suffering compensation, lost wages, loss of quality of life and future medical expenses should all be factored into what your claim is worth. Delaware Accident Lawyer James Bailey will do that on your behalf so that nothing is left to chance. You can focus on regaining your health while Mr. Bailey takes care of your claim.

Contact A Delaware Hit & Run Accident Lawyer

Delaware Hit & Run Lawyer James Bailey  is devoted to helping his clients through this trying emotional, physical & financial time. With Mr. Bailey fighting for what you are entitled to you will enjoy peace of mind regarding the legal aspects of your accident. Call The Bailey Law Firm at 302-658-5686. You may also email the firm by clicking here.

The Bailey Law Firm proudly serves those injured in pedestrian accidents throughout all of Delaware including New Castle County, Kent County & Sussex County, including I-95, Route 202, Route1, Route 13, Route 896, Maryland Avenue, DuPont Highway, Route 40 and all other streets and highways.  Mr. Bailey has served the needs of the injured for over 30 years and tried countless cases. Let him assist you at this difficult time.