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When a drunk driver hits a pedestrian

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Pedestrian accidents happen for countless reasons, from poor visibility to speeding and walking too close to traffic. However, many pedestrian accidents are the result of drug and alcohol intoxication. During the summer months, there are many drivers who make the poor decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol, placing their own lives in danger and threatening the lives of many others on the road. Sadly, some drunk drivers have struck pedestrians, resulting in significant injuries or even the loss of life.

When a drunk driver collides with a pedestrian, they must be held responsible for the hardships that their poor decisions have caused. A pedestrian’s life may be completely upended, causing them to sustain a broken bone or some other serious injury. Following the accident, they may have to miss work while recovering from their injuries, and a host of financial problems may arise. Not only does missing work lead to financial difficulties, but hospital expenses and other issues may also make it very hard for victims to recover financially.

Drunk drivers may be less cautious on the road and they may not pay attention to pedestrians. Someone who is under the influence may fail to stop at a crosswalk or veer off of the road into the path of a pedestrian. Regrettably, these accidents are especially prevalent during the summer, when many pedestrians take advantage of warmer weather and many reckless drivers get behind the wheel while they are drunk. Browse through our site to read more about the consequences of a pedestrian accident.