Truck Pedestrian Accident Claims & Settlements
Pedestrians are at high risk for injury or death when sharing the road with trucks.
No one expects to be hit by a truck when they are simply crossing the street. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents involving trucks happen all too often.
Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident with a truck? If so, it is important to know your legal rights. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC today to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Call our pedestrian accident attorneys at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for immediate legal advice and schedule a free consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.
In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data revealed that over 430 pedestrians were killed and over 3,250 injured by large commercial vehicles.
Due to the difference in size and a lack of visibility on the part of the truck driver, people walking on or near roads are in danger when traveling near these large commercial vehicles.
Truck Visibility Problems: Always an Issue in Pedestrian Crash Cases
Due to their design, large commercial vehicles have a much harder time seeing the cars,bicyclists, and pedestrians around them. These blind spots where truck drivers cannot see cars or passenger vehicles create a significant issue in highway accidents.
However, the areas where truck drivers cannot see people walking or standing are even more extensive. This problem becomes increasingly dangerous on city streets and rural roads where pedestrians are more likely to be present.
Large trucks, especially semi-trailer trucks, will not be able to see people walking or standing alongside them, directly in front of them or directly behind them. These blind spots are much larger than with a car since the walker is much smaller and becomes extremely dangerous when a truck turns and cannot see what the pedestrian is doing.
Semi-Truck Collisions at Intersections: Who Is to Blame?
An intersection is one of the most dangerous areas a pedestrian in the city can encounter a large commercial vehicle. Right turning truck drivers will not be able to see pedestrians on their right who may be attempting to cross a street when a commercial vehicle is turning.
While the pedestrians mighthave the right-of-way and the truck most likely will be at fault for the accident if they hit them, these types of accidents are often deadly for those on the ground.
Another issue with large trucks is a large turning ratio. Although the pedestrian or cyclist may think they are not in the path of a turning commercial vehicle, these large vehicles can swing into other lanes as they try to turn right or left.
Unsuspecting victims can suddenly find the back end of a large vehicle right where they are walking or riding.
Recent Trucking / Pedestrian Accidents
Police reports from the recent past identify many catastrophic accidents where a large commercial vehicle strikes victims. Some of these accidents that occurred in the early and late morning hours include:
Crash Involving a Garbage Truck Driver Striking a Pedestrian
Modesto, California, April 2022 – A crash scene investigation involving a garbage vehicle revealed that the truck driver struck a man standing on the road just before dawn.
Police state that the victim was transported to the local hospital after EMTs performed life-saving CPR.
Florida Highway Patrol Reports Man Walking Along I-595 Died in Fatal Crash at Sunrise
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 2022 – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck struck and killed a man on Interstate 595 westbound. Investigation authorities revealed that the collision occurred mid-morning.
Police say that the driver involved in the accident remained at the location.
Trash Vehicle Kills 62-Year-Old Crossing the Street
Brooklyn, NY, March 2022 – The crash scene investigation revealed that a male victim who died In March after being struck by a garbage truck in Brooklyn remained under the vehicle on the passenger side for hours after the accident.
Numerous witness accounts provided details. One woman stated during the ongoing investigation that the intersection accident "happened so fast."
Lawyers Representing Pedestrians Involved in Truck Collisions
Pedestrians are in grave danger of a severe injury or fatality if a large vehicle hits them. These injuries can be life-altering and devastating for the victims and their families.
Cases involving these types of accidents are complicated because multiple parties may be financially responsible for hurting the victim.
Our team of truck accident lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC has successfully represented many pedestrians and bicyclists that have been victims of truck accidents. We will fight to get you and your family the highest award possible for your injuries.
Contact us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys; no fee is ever charged until we obtain financial compensation in your negligence case.