Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Every minute of every day, innocent pedestrians are injured and killed in automobile accidents. In 2012, on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in a traffic crash.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics- 2012
  • 4,743 pedestrians were killed and about 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States in 2012.
  • 89% of pedestrian fatalities occurred during normal weather conditions.
  • 73% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting.
  • 69% of pedestrians killed in 2009 were males.
  • 32% of all pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
  • Cuts/Lacerations
  • Internal Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Head/Brain Injuries
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Distracted Drivers

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that “driver distraction” is involved in 78% of all vehicle crashes.

Poor Visibility

  • In 2012, almost 70% of pedestrian accidents occurred at nighttime.

Drunk Driving

  • Alcohol involvement was reported in 48% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2012.

Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way

  • Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations.

Poor Roadway Design

  • Streets without sidewalks or crosswalks and other dangerous road conditions can increase the risk for a pedestrian accident.
Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrians are arguably the most vulnerable population on the road – they share the road with cars, trucks, and buses yet have virtually no protection from injury if struck by these vehicles. We understand that being injured causes lifetime pain and suffering. America Law Center is committed to getting our clients the compensation they deserve and making sure the driver pays for the pain they have caused. We put constant pressure on the insurance company and driver involved to ensure that you receive maximum monetary compensation.

No one should have to suffer because of someone else’s mistake or negligence. Whether your injury was caused by a drunk driver, reckless or negligent driving, or even intentional misconduct, our aggressive and persistent pressure on the driver will give us the information we need to win your case.

At America Law Center, we dedicate our time and knowledge to your needs. We are available 24/7 nights and weekends in order to be there when you need us. Choose America Law Center because we are aggressive, dedicated and know what we are talking about! Contact America Law Center today.

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