Pedestrian Accident

Every year, approximately 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. This translates to a pedestrian injury 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, and the same goes for 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 causes of 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 they 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.

 

Date

October 13, 2015

Category

Injuries