DID YOU KNOW?
Almost 50 percent of all drivers in the United States do not stop in for pedestrians in crosswalks.
Each year thousands of pedestrians are injured or die in motor vehicle related accidents. A pedestrian may recover damages for injuries sustained if a driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident.
WHAT CAUSES PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS?
- Cell Phone Distractions
- Drunk Driving
- Failure to observe speed limits
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
A driver must be attentive of the road at all time. If a driver does not pay attention, pedestrians are at risk for serous injury. Pedestrians are more vulnerable to injury and death on a roadway than are the occupants of a car or truck. A motor vehicle traveling only a few miles per hour can seriously injure or causes permanent disability or death to a pedestrian.
Drivers operating a motor vehicle must exercise “reasonable care” under the law. Failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Burn Injury
- Neck & Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
Immediately following a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical care immediately. Thereafter you should contact the Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick. Our firm has handled many pedestrian accident and injury cases. We understand the complex issues involved in a pedestrian accident.