Pedestrian Accident Attorney
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Traffic accidents involving pedestrians can result in fatal injuries. Pedestrians injured in car accidents can include walkers, joggers, runners, and cyclists. According to the 2020 Preliminary Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, increases in pedestrian fatalities are occurring largely at night. During the 10-year period 2010 to 2019, the number of nighttime pedestrian fatalities increased by 54%, as compared to a 16% increase in daytime pedestrian fatalities.
A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You Seek Compensation for Injuries
Pedestrians and cyclists who are involved in car accidents or other vehicle crashes have nothing to shield them from the impact of the crash. They are not protected by seat belts or airbags and this can result in very serious injuries and loss of life. Common and severe injuries include brain injuries, back, neck, and spinal cord injuries. Other prevalent injuries include fractures, crushing injuries, and internal injuries. Accident victims injured in this type of vehicle crash through the negligence of another deserve compensation. This may include payment of medical bills, rehab, pain, and suffering, and lost wages. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney knows how to aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of injured clients.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics 2018 - US Department of Transportation
- 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic fatalities in 2018.
- On average, a pedestrian was killed every 84 minutes in a traffic crash.
- Pedestrian fatalities account for 16% of all traffic fatalities.
- 81% of pedestrian deaths occurred in urban areas.
- 20% of pedestrians killed were struck in crashes that involved a hit-and-run driver.
2018 Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released in October 2019. A collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian can be fatal, and it is often the result of driver negligence.