The summer months can be dangerous on roadways all over the U.S. for different reasons. For example, a drunk driving accident may occur over the Fourth of July or a motorcyclist could become involved in a crash during a popular summer festival. However, there are a number of concerns with respect to pedestrian accidents during this time of year and it is essential for pedestrians and drivers of all types of vehicles to keep these risks in mind.
For starters, certain areas may see an increase in pedestrian traffic over the summer months. Not only are kids out of school, but adults may take to the road to get some exercise and those who do not have a vehicle or choose not to drive may walk alongside the road more frequently because of the warmer temperatures. Moreover, with longer days and warmer nights, there may be more pedestrians during the evening and into the night.
Unfortunately, summer celebrations can be completely derailed when a pedestrian is struck by a reckless driver. Moreover, victims can be especially vulnerable when hit by a vehicle that is moving fast and may suffer a debilitating injury or worse. From spending a long time in the hospital to losing the ability to work and facing steep financial challenges, victims may experience a multitude of hardships following an accident.
If your life has been shattered by a driver who struck you, it is important to go over the legal options you have and do all you can to recover from the pedestrian accident.