Slaughter & Lupton Law
Your Pedestrian Accident Advocates
Pedestrian accidents can occur when you least expect them, turning a routine stroll or daily errand into a life-altering event.
At Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC we recognize the frequency and severity of these incidents and the profound impact they have on victims. Slaughter and Lupton have decades of experience in litigating pedestrian accident cases in Virginia and North Carolina courts. The Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC team is dedicated to providing support and legal guidance during this challenging time, offering a complimentary initial consultation to assess your case.
Here for you when you need it most.
Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC is proud to service the following Virginia and North Carolina cities:
Virginia Areas We Serve
- Virginia Beach - To ensure easy access to our services, we have an office on Virginia Beach Blvd. near Newtown Road. Our Virginia Beach office is within 400 feet of the Norfolk city line and is centrally located near the Interstate 64/Interstate 264 interchange.
- Newport News
North Carolina Areas We Serve
- Edenton - Located within walking distance of Edenton's Historic District and less than 10 minutes off of Highway 17.
- Elizabeth City
- The Outer Banks
- The Inner Banks
Our firm is technologically proficient with comprehensive case management information systems in place to handle many transactions and documents electronically including signing and paralegals who are Virginia and North Carolina e-notaries.
Virginia Beach Location
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents often result from the negligence of drivers.
Common actions by drivers that lead to harm to pedestrians include:
Failing to yield
Ignoring pedestrian crossing signs
Ignoring traffic signals or attempting to “beat the light”
Driving under the influence
Making unsafe turns
Ignoring traffic laws
Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
The injuries sustained by pedestrians vary based on the type and severity of the accident.
Common injuries include:
Cuts and lacerations
Fractured and broken bones
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
Injuries to pedestrians are often more severe than other types of accidents. Usually in pedestrian accident injuries a motor vehicle collides with the pedestrian. Car, Truck, or SUV versus Human is no contest and the results can be life-threatening. Medical treatment is frequently necessary. Some injuries may have long-term or permanent consequences, taking years or never fully healing. In the most tragic situations, pedestrian accidents can lead to the death of a loved one.
In these heartbreaking circumstances, the family may have reasons to file a wrongful death claim.
Taking Immediate Action
We know how overwhelming and traumatic it can be to experience an accident as a pedestrian.
Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Seeking immediate medical attention can aid in your recovery and guarantee that you receive the compensation you deserve.
In addition to focusing on your health, it's also important to gather and document any evidence of the accident. This can be extremely beneficial in filing an insurance claim or pursuing legal action.
Pedestrians often face a hard road, legally speaking. Both Virginia and North Carolina have specific laws governing the right of way between vehicles and pedestrians. Both states require pedestrians to cross in crosswalks or at intersections to have the right-of-way. Often even when a pedestrian follows the traffic laws, a negligent driver will “blame the victim” arguing that the pedestrian “came out of nowhere,” or “didn’t yield to my vehicle!” Insurance carriers look for any reason they can to argue contributory negligence by the pedestrian. Legally, the individuals responsible for causing the accident bear responsibility.
Following a pedestrian accident, there may be insurance available to cover your damages and provide you full compensation including compensation for your physical pain, mental anguish and emotional suffering, and financial losses.
Compensatory damages cover both economic (medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, etc.) and non-economic damages (pain & suffering, emotional distress, etc.).
Hiring an Attorney
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, contact the lawyers with decades of litigation experience representing pedestrians injured by vehicles.
Contact Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC today!.