Pedestrian InjuriesEven when you look both ways, crossing the street can be dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,000 U.S. pedestrians were killed in auto accidents in 2008.
Pedestrian Injury Data
- 70% of fatal single-vehicle crashes are caused by a driver running off the road (Source: NHTSA, November 2009)
- Electric and hybrid vehicles, which tend to operate more quietly, account for an increasing number of pedestrian crashes
- Pedestrian deaths accounted for over 1/8 of motor vehicle deaths in 2008
- Was the pedestrian paying attention when crossing the street?
- Did the car run a red light?
- Is the pedestrian a child, and was the child supervised?
- Was the crossing signal or traffic light working properly?
- Was the pedestrian jaywalking?
- Or, was the pedestrian hit while walking in a designated walking area (such as a sidewalk)?
In all automobile accident cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident, call The Law Offices of Regis Mullen & Shane Mullen, Inc. now at (214) 747-5240 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Donâ€™t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.