Pedestrian Accidents | Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or even a bicycle, the consequences can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries or death. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that apply to pedestrian accidents and experienced in representing injured pedestrians and their families. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while traveling on foot, call us.
Roads are often unsafe for pedestrians
Pedestrian accidents are commonplace because pedestrians share space with motor vehicles in many settings, such as when crossing or traveling alongside the street or sidewalk. In these circumstances, pedestrians are vulnerable to being injured or even killed. A Universities' research for Urban Transportation Research tells us:
- 21% of deaths due to car accidents are pedestrians
- 20% required hospitalization for serious injuries
- 75% required ER visits
Streets are primarily designed for use by cars and trucks and in some instances have layouts that are very unsafe for pedestrians. These factors, combined with the many drivers who are speeding, texting, or otherwise distracted, creates an extremely hazardous environment for pedestrians.
Who is most at risk?
- Older adults
According to the CDC, pedestrians aged 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 10% of all pedestrian injuries in 2017. One in every five children under the age of 15 who died in traffic crashes were pedestrians in 2017.
Rubenstein Law’s caring and experienced pedestrian accident attorneys can help you:
- Identify all potential defendants and finding all insurance coverage;
- Gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, and other information;
- Document all of your damages and medical treatment;
- Build your case to prove that the defendant(s) was at fault;
- Involve appropriate experts when needed:
- Deal with the insurance companies;
- Advise you so that you can make informed decisions about your case.