At one point or another, everyone is a pedestrian. As the expense of driving and insuring a vehicle rise, more and more people choose to walk to their destinations. As the number of pedestrians increases, so do the number of pedestrian accidents. To see where the Huntsville region ranks in terms of pedestrian collisions nationally, please go to this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012:
Both motorists and pedestrians can engage in behaviors that cause collisions. According to state pedestrian law as described by the State of Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles -
The Huntsville Police Department offers information on accidents, and also provides information on filing a police report and on obtaining a police report. The Decatur Police Department may also be helpful if the accident occured in that region.
These departments are a good resource to get information after a pedestrian crash.
When a pedestrian is injured, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost. The major hospitals in the area include:
As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out how medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy. Since insurance policies often have unique provisions to deal with pedestrian-accident injuries, it is important to review the policy and speak with the insurance adjuster to get clarification on coverage.
Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Huntsville personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about how a Huntsville accident attorney can help.