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Running or jogging are enjoyable pastimes many Americans enjoy every day. However, if you normally run along a street or busy thoroughfare, there is a risk of being involved in an accident, especially with a motor vehicle. Running after dark poses an even greater risk, as it is difficult to see pedestrians at night unless you wear reflective gear.

When someone is injured while running, injuries can be quite severe. Any time a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the types of injuries are normally extensive. Even a low speed impact by a vehicle striking a runner can cause severe injuries to you or your loved one. Common injuries from being struck by a car or other moving vehicle include fractures, brain and spinal injuries, disfigurement, and even death.

Causes of Runner Accidents

Although a popular form of exercise across the nation, it can be dangerous. Since jogging on the streets is a common location where people run, vehicle traffic is always a danger. Many runner accidents occur due to the vehicle driver's negligence from inattention, speeding, alcohol or violating common road laws. Because both you and the vehicle are moving at a fast rate of speed, this too, can increase the chances of being unable to avoid an impact.

The Impact of Runner Injuries

These types of injuries can result in long term medical care being needed, as well as a lengthy recovery period, not to mention the emotional and physical pain and suffering. You may also be unable to work for an extensive period of time.

While the negligent party's insurance company may be willing to work with you, this does not take the place of having an experienced legal professional ensuring you are compensated for all of your losses. We advise you to contact Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law to find out how we can help you.

It is important to immediately report a running accident to the local law enforcement authorities to properly document all of the facts of your accidents and injuries. Medical attention should be obtained and we recommend you contact Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law to represent you for your personal injury claim. We have 30+ years of combined experience and have recovered millions for our clients. We know what it takes to build a strong case for you.

You will need an aggressive and caring runner accident lawyer standing by your side to represent your interests. As highly regarded attorneys, we have the resources and legal team to negotiate a strong settlement on your behalf, either through negotiation or at trial if necessary.

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