Washington, D.C., and the surrounding bedroom communities in Maryland and Virginia are home to millions of residents. A large percentage of these residents commute to work via the Metro and walk to and from train stations each day. While most of these commuters are concerned about battling inclement weather and squeezing onto crowded trains, the biggest hazard they face by far is motor vehicles.

For more than 30 years, the Law Office of Steven H. Dorne has provided strong legal representation to individuals who were hit by cars and trucks. The physical injuries suffered in these types of accidents tend to be serious and debilitating and we are committed to fighting to secure needed compensation for injured pedestrians who are facing a long and difficult recovery.

Get The Compensation You Need To Recover And Move Forward

While every traffic accident involving a pedestrian is unique and must be thoroughly investigated, common scenarios for pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who run traffic lights and stop signs

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car or truck, it is important to seek medical care as soon as possible. This is true even if you are fortunate enough to be able to get up and walk away, seemingly unscathed, as internal bleeding and other injuries may not be noticeable until hours or even days after an accident.

Injuries to the head and brain are among the most commonly suffered in pedestrian accidents. The side effects associated with a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury are often long term and may include speech impairments, difficulty concentrating and thinking, headaches, changes in personality, dizziness and hypersensitivity to light and sound.

Pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents also frequently suffer broken bones and back and spinal injuries that may require months or years of physical therapy and result in permanent disability.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney On Your Side

If you were hit by a car while walking across the street, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, loss of income, medical expenses and long-term care costs. Call a lawyer at the Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne today. Residents in Maryland and Washington, D.C., can call (301) 251-0030 to schedule an initial consultation. For residents in Virginia, we can be reached at 703-722-6446. You can also contact usanytime online and we will promptly get in touch to discuss your case and next steps.