According to the Federal Highway Administration each year, pedestrian fatalities comprise about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities and there are approximately 4,000 pedestrian deaths. Another 59,000 pedestrians are injured in roadway crashes annually. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes.
When a driver fails to operate their vehicle safely, it can result in serious, catastrophic injuries (brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones) or even death. Impact with a motor vehicle, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or bus can be devastating to a pedestrian.
While many pedestrian accidents are the result of negligence on someone else’s part, pedestrian accidents that occur may also be the responsibility of the pedestrian (j-walking – crossing the street illegally, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a child running into the street, not walking in a crosswalk). Pedestrians that are engaging in dangerous activities may be found partially or fully at fault for their accident and be required to pay for their own injuries as well as any damage to the vehicle.
We have handled hundreds of car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents and insurance coveragecases, and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential pedestrian accident clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.