Between 2000 and 2009, a total of 696 citizens lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in Alabama. Although most Alabama accidents occur on city streets, the majority of fatalities occur on rural roads. In 2009 alone, there were 69 pedestrian deaths in Alabama.
In that same time period, approximately 688,000 people were injured, and 47,700 killed, in pedestrian accidents in the United States. This is equivalent to an injury every 8 minutes nationwide.
A pedestrian is simply no match for the powerful weight and force of a car or truck.
A pedestrian victim receives injuries from the initial impact of the vehicle, and again as he is thrown to the pavement or propelled into a stationery object. The potential for life-threatening or lethal injuries is enormous when contact is made with a bumper or roof of a vehicle.
The Birmingham pedestrian accident lawyers at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, are veterans in the field of Personal Injury Law. Since 1964, they have been helping pedestrians, bicyclists and accident victims obtain compensation for serious injuries due to the carelessness or negligence of others.
We will aggressively seek compensation, either through settlement or in litigation, for the injuries you received in a pedestrian accident, including:
The traumatic loss of a loved one in a pedestrian or bicycle accident is devastating. It can impact a family in many ways, emotionally and financially. Although compensatory damages, to repay funeral expenses, hospital bills and other costs, are not awarded in wrongful death suits in Alabama, punitive damages may be awarded to the grieving family. Punitive damages are sought to punish a defendant for his wrongful conduct and to deter him from harming others in the future.
The Birmingham bicycle accident attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC are highly skilled in what they do. They have extensive jury trial experience and have represented clients in hundreds of court cases since 1964.
Outside of court we spend countless hours conducting research and interviewing witnesses and forensic experts to prepare for trial. Our success rate representing victims or their families in personal injury or wrongful death cases attests to our hands-on trial skills and in-depth knowledge of the judicial system.
If you have been wrongfully injured while walking or riding a bicycle, please call an Alabama pedestrian accident lawyer at the Wininger Law Firm today to arrange for a free injury or accident case evaluation. We will answer all your questions and discuss your legal options. Our telephone number is 205.322.3663.