Whether you’re walking for leisure or to work, there are plenty of places to go on foot in both in and out of Metro DC. Because the area is booming with new residents, so is the increase in pedestrians. However, pedestrian accident lawyers say you have to be careful… an accident can happen at any given moment.
It happened in early June 2018 in Maryland, according to WTOP news. Police say 40-year-old Gregory Jonathan Atwood of Silver Spring, was hit and killed at the intersection of Georgia and Hewitt Avenue in Montgomery County. It happened around 4:00am, and WTOP says Atwood was hit by one vehicle initially, and he was then struck by at least one other vehicle. This tragedy is a sobering reminder that both drivers and pedestrians need to take every precaution to keep themselves and everyone else safe.
This case, in particular, is quite difficult, because police say there were at least TWO hit and run vehicles involved. The information available is limited, as detective know that the crash possibly involved one silver vehicle and maybe a Chrysler 200 or Dodge Avenger.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
A recent study released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association shows that in Maryland, there were 41 pedestrian deaths between January 2017 and June 2017. Although that number is down by five deaths from 2016, that’s still 41 families who no longer have their loved ones.
For Mr. Atwood’s family, the pedestrian fatality is especially challenging, because there is no one to explain exactly what happened because the drivers left the scene. If they are, however, caught, perhaps the family could find some peace in knowing that the people who caused or contributed to Atwood’s death are being punished under the law.
Getting a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
This is just one example of the many pedestrian accident cases handled by The Lapidus Law Firm. Whether your pedestrian accident case involves a fatality or an injury, it is essential that you find the right pedestrian accident lawyer for your case.
Healing needs to happen on so many different levels, and no one knows this better than pedestrian accident attorney Larry Lapidus. He takes great care in not just focusing on the case, but also in guiding and supporting the loved ones who are also hurting and grieving throughout the legal process.
Larry Lapidus has four decades of experience, fighting for the rights of pedestrian accident victims and their families. It isn’t just about the loss or the injuries; quality of life is often lost and that leads to pain, and suffering and there are also both the long short and long-term effects directly related to the accident. No one understands better than the personal injury lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm.
Call Your Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident in Maryland, call The Lapidus Law Firm today for a free consultation at (301) 605-4296 with a personal injury lawyer. You don’t have to deal with your pedestrian accident alone. Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Larry Lapidus will stand by your side and fight to make sure justice is served and to make sure you receive a settlement in your favor. Call The Lapidus Law Firm today.