When you think of pedestrian crashes, you probably think of the roadways and intersections. You probably never think you will get struck by a vehicle when you are inside of a business. However, patrons at a downtown donut shop were surprised recently when a car crashed in. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on us when you need a Seattle pedestrian accident lawyer. Let us get to work securing the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
Patrons Were Shocked When The Car Crashed In
A recent crash in downtown Seattle has left many people wondering where they are safe from vehicles. The crash happened on July 11 at the Mighty-O Donuts near 2nd Avenue and Madison Street. A vehicle with one occupant slammed through the front glass of the store and injured one 50-year-old man. He was taken to the Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. Other occupants inside the store suffered minor injuries.
While this crash is still under investigation, we know that the people inside the store are lucky. Looking at the footage, it is clear that someone could have been killed.
Seattle Pedestrian Crashes Happen All Over Town
We know that pedestrian crashes happen. When they do, they often leave victims with severe injuries. The five-year trend for total Washington pedestrian crashes is:
- 2014 – 3,469
- 2015 – 3,624
- 2016 – 3,679
- 2017 – 3,429
- 2018 – 3,717
For the latest reporting year, there were 122 Washington pedestrian accident deaths and over 1,000 Washington pedestrian accident injuries. When we get closer and examine the numbers for Seattle during the latest reporting year, we see that there were:
- 8 Seattle pedestrian accident deaths
- Over 500 Seattle pedestrian accident injuries
Nearly all pedestrian crashes result in an injury or a fatality. Pedestrians have no way to protect themselves from an impact with a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds.
These crashes happen for a variety of reasons. What we often find is that they revolve around the actions of a careless or negligent driver. This can include:
- Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs)
- Drivers distracted by their phones, devices, or other people in the vehicle
- Drivers who speed, operate recklessly or ignore other traffic laws
We Are Here To Help You Get Through This
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, please seek legal assistance today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are ready to step in and get to work on your behalf. Let our team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need right now. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible