According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2015 saw more than 5,000 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes across the United States, an increase of 9.5% compared to data available for the previous year. Sadly, the number of pedestrians injured in traffic crashes also increased in 2015, with 70,000 injuries recorded by the NHTSA for that year, an increase of nearly 8% over 2014.
The startling truth behind these facts is that pedestrians in America face enormous danger and perilous risks at an astonishing rate, and this dire scenario seems to be getting worse.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a pedestrian traffic crash, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates today and set up a free consultation with one of our esteemed attorneys. We are the largest personal injury law firm in New Mexico, and we pride ourselves on our record of success in a variety of motor vehicle accident cases, include those involving pedestrians.
Common Injuries To Pedestrians Involved In Traffic Crashes
Given their inherent vulnerability compared to literally any other traveler on the road, it is no surprise that motor vehicle crashes can cause serious injuries to pedestrians. In addition to wrongful death, these injuries may include:
- Head injuries including traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia; and
- Broken bones, internal bleeding, and lacerations.
These injuries pose enormous burdens and costs on pedestrian victims of motor vehicle crashes. The experienced professionals at Will Ferguson & Associates can help pedestrian victims secure a fair settlement or judgment to cover their expenses after a motor vehicle crash.
Do Not Delay Your Attorney Consultation
Pedestrian victims of traffic crashes can suffer severe injuries, making the days, weeks, and months that follow stressful and debilitating. While your recovery should be your number one priority, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after any motor vehicle crash.
While New Mexico’s statute of limitations allows a lawsuit to be commenced at any time within the three years following a motor vehicle crash, do not wait that long to seek counsel as there may be other steps that you need to take during this time period that will be crucial to the success of your lawsuit. Having an attorney to make sure that critical evidence is preserved and important deadlines are not missed is the best way to maximize your chance of success.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
Will Ferguson & Associates consistently receives the highest ratings from clients, associates, peers, and adversaries alike. Our attorneys are passionate about ensuring that individual plaintiffs receive the same excellent representation as wealthy corporations and that passion has helped us secure victory after victory for our diverse roster of clients.
At Will Ferguson & Associates, we work with clients on a contingency fee basis, which makes it easy for anyone to afford the top-notch representation we offer. You don’t pay unless you win, so you have nothing to lose! Contact Will Ferguson & Associates to schedule a free consultation and have one of our highly regarded attorneys start reviewing your case today!