Pedestrian motor vehicle accidents are far more common than most people realize, especially in congested areas at night. The consequences are often devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2013. Approximately 73 percent of these accidents occurred in urban areas, and 72 percent of them happened after sunset.
If you get into a minor car accident on your way to work or while running errands, you may feel like you don’t have time for the hassle and simply want to exchange information with the other motorist so that you can be on your way. If you fail to take certain steps following a collision, though, you may compromise your ability to recover compensation for some or all of the damages you sustained.