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 2018 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, 2018 is projected to have the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. since 1990. During the 10-year period from 2008-2017, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased by 35 percent.
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, 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 pedestrian can be fatal, and it is often the result of driver negligence.