It may just be the way news is reported but it seems there has been an ever-increasing and alarming number of pedestrians accidents this past year. Warwick, it seems has been struck particularly hard with 13 pedestrian accidents before October. Our office just signed up to represent a young man struck by a car on Post Road in Warwick having sustained very serious injuries including a traumatic brain injury. Now, Warwick police are stepping up. It has been reported that after four recent pedestrian accidents (one fatal) that the Warwick police will begin cracking down on drivers not yielding to the right of way of pedestrians. They are even employing a decoy who is on the streets in bright clothing in crosswalks to educate the public and ensure that drivers are appropriately making way. Drivers who have not obeyed the law in presence of the decoy are being cited.
You must remember that pedestrians have the right of way, particularly in intersections and where crosswalks are present. At heavily congested intersections drivers must always be aware of the possibility of pedestrians crossing. Obviously, when these accidents do occur they are often very serious. Man vs. car is not a fair battle and pedestrian accidents often result in broken bones, head injuries and even fatalities.
Given the seriousness of such injuries, you need to hire a trial attorney experienced at obtaining big settlements and the most money available for you. Also note that in many cases your personal uninsured motorist coverage may offer additional money if the driver responsible for your injuries is either uninsured or underinsured. Never settle for less than you deserve. If you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle and hurt, contact my office right away. Our super lawyer rated team will ensure maximum recovery.