Approximately 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles every year. This translates to a pedestrian injury in a traffic accident approximately every eight minutes, and the death of a pedestrian every 111 minutes.
These statistics are sobering. The elderly and the very young are proportionately more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents, as are males. Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and internal organ injuries. These injuries often require lengthy periods of hospitalization and rehabilitation if the injured survive the initial impact.
Negligence is one of the most common factors contributing to pedestrian accidents. Examples include:
- Drivers failing to pay adequate attention to the road
- Drivers ignoring the posted speed limit
- Drivers failing to yield right of way to pedestrians
- Drivers failing to observe playground and school zone posted limits
- Drivers failing to obey traffic signs and lights
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
Those injured in pedestrian accidents often require lengthy rehabilitation, and may be unable to return to normal function. They may be unable to resume normal activities, such as school, or be unable to work. Some do not survive, leaving their loved ones to live with the grief surrounding such incidents.
The Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner have successfully represented victims of pedestrian accidents for more than 35 years. Their expertise in such matters is renowned, and they have won millions of dollars in awards for clients throughout the United States. They will work tirelessly on your behalf to win you the compensation that you deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.