I Just Got Hit By Car in Washington DC Now What?
Yes, you heard right. I got hit by a car a few weeks ago in Washington DC during rush hour. I was minding my own business, riding on the sidewalk. You know those car garages in DC - there are a million of them and they usually have parking attendants. There was a car pulling out and so I rode behind her, only she changed her mind and backed into my right side - she sent me skidding to the left and tore a chunk out of my bike seat. Can you believe it?
Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens all too often. Cars, buses, trucks, distracted, not looking or paying attention. Pedestrians and bicyclists beware; even if you are following the rules, that doesn't mean you will be safe.
In Heavily Populated Areas, Such As D.C., Safety Always Comes First
Now, thankfully I didn't require hospitalization, surgery, or rehabilitation. In fact, other than being shaken up initially I was just fine. But what if that had not been the case? It made me think about how fragile life is and how easy it is to be seriously injured in a world where cars, trucks, and big buses tend to block the intersection during a red light and force you into oncoming traffic to pass. Or simply follow the rhythms of traffic rather than obeying laws (which happens all the time in DC, Maryland, and Virginia).
Something like this also happened to one of our clients, a very good man, who was hit as a pedestrian late last year and he has had and is requiring multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. He won't be able to go back to work anytime soon if he can ever go back to work in the same capacity.
It Can Happen To Anyone At Any Time, Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been one of these unlucky people be seriously injured on the road, as a pedestrian, or on a bike you might want to call us and see if you need help from an attorney. I'm not saying you do, but chances are that if you require surgery and rehabilitation your medical bills and lost wages will be piling up.
Give us a call today at 202-393-3320. And don't forget to order our free book on car accidents.