For many pedestrians, walking along a roadway is a simple, everyday occurrence. However, the unfortunate reality is that many drivers are distracted and sometimes do not see a pedestrian crossing a street until it is too late.
If you are hit by a car, there are a number of steps you should take as soon as you can:
- Seek Medical Assistance and Document your Injuries: The priority with a vehicle-on-pedestrian accident is to make sure the injured parties receive medical attention as soon as they can. The faster that medical care arrives, the less likely they will experience lasting complications from the injury.
- Call the Police: Although it can be hard to recall information following a serious injury, giving a report to the police as soon as possible is crucial to documenting the series of events leading to the injury.