Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries
If you have recently been involved in an pedestrian accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Pedestrian accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the accident was caused by a driver's error, someone's negligence, a road hazard, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration, in 2002 close to 5,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents and roughly another 71,000 were injured. The table below summarizes Pedestrian injuries and fatalities from 1990 to 2002. Motor vehicle drivers are at fault in about 35% of pedestrian accidents. Alcohol was a factor in 40% of motor vehicle pedestrian deaths.
|Number of Pedestrians|
Injured or Killed by Motor Vehicles
Pedestrian accident personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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