During 2022, more than 7,500 pedestrians were killed on American highways in traffic crashes. According to data from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) the majority of these deaths occur in urban areas during night hours. The fact that these fatalities happen at night suggests many of these could have been prevented.
In the majority of pedestrian crashes the victim suffers serious back or head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, among other injuries. Often, these injuries require extensive surgery along with physical therapy before the person can walk again and resume normal life. Accidents like these can be caused by many reasons, many of which are related to negligent behavior on the part of the driver.
It’s not surprising most pedestrian accidents occur in conditions caused by impaired vision for drivers or driver distraction. Factors including night driving, drowsy driving, distracted driving or the poor design of some roads. There will always be drivers who are more cautious in the early morning or late evening yet some don’t adhere to this logic. There are drivers who will accelerate around sharp turns or curvy hills and on roads with limited visibility and are unaware someone could be walking on the road side or even using a crosswalk as school children are trained to do in the morning.
Researchers are never surprised to know that the majority of pedestrian accidents occur in urban settings as opposed to suburban or rural. Even though suburban and rural roads are not typically as well-lit as urban ones there are typically fewer drivers and pedestrians. People in these areas tend to drive slower to adjust to winding roads and lighting. As a result of these factors, being a pedestrian in an urban area, particularly one where sidewalks and crosswalks are either unavailable or not readily used can be very dangerous.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!