Doctors often remind us of how important it is for us to exercise – it can be as simple as lacing up your tennis shoes and taking a stroll around the block to elevate your heart rate. There are many positives of walking but these positives are shortchanged when pedestrians are injured, or even killed, because of lack of adequate signage, unsafe drivers, inadequate means for pedestrians to travel near the road or a pedestrian’s own distraction.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that in 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and 66,000 were injured in the United States as a result of traffic crashes. Per NHTSA’s calculations that equates to a pedestrian killed every two hours; and, every 8 minutes a pedestrian being injured.
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Like those involved in motorcycle or bicycle accidents, there is little to no protection for a pedestrian if they are involved in a traffic crash. If you or a loved has been injured or killed as a pedestrian due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us today to set up your free consultation. Our attorneys have been in practice for over 50 years and have the experience you need to get the results you deserve.