Pedestrian/Auto Accidents are on the Increase
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the US. More than 6,590 Americans were killed in pedestrian/auto accidents in 2019, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association – a 5% increase over 2018. Over a ten-year period ending in 2018, pedestrian fatalities surged by 53%. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a pedestrian/auto accident than if they are passengers involved in a motor vehicle accident.
This figure does not include the number of pedestrians seriously injured in roadway accidents. In 2017, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were injured in non-fatal accidents and wound up in the emergency room.
Traumatic injuries are typical of pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents almost always result in traumatic injuries as pedestrians have no personal protection from the impact of the car or truck that struck them. Typical serious injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Internal injuries,
- Pelvic fractures,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Bone fractures,
- Permanent disabilities, and
These injuries are often life changing and permanent ones that will require costly ongoing rehabilitation and care. Frequent fall out from pedestrian accidents include loss of your job and income, loss of companionship, costly medical care, and severe mental anguish. To overcome these obstacles, you must have legal help.
How I Can Help
Here's how I can help. I have the experience you need to hold the driver of the car which injured you accountable. For instance, I know that 47% of pedestrian accidents are caused by alcohol or involve young children or the elderly. Distracted driving while texting, speeding, or other forms of recklessness is also often to blame.
I know this because I have handled scores of personal injury cases like yours in the past. I know what to look for, I know how to put a dollar value on the injuries you have sustained, I know that you need to file your claim in a timely way if you are to recover what is owed you. I am smart enough to calculate what your costs will be in the future, and I'm tough enough to get you compensation for that amount, not some watered-down dollar figure that will leave you high and dry. In other words, although your life has turned upside down, I am seasoned enough to set it to rights again.
Call us today for a no-obligation, free consultation. We will sift through the facts of your case and review the documentation that you have to date. We will make sure you don't miss any legal deadlines for your claim, and with our seasoned team at the helm, we can begin the path to getting you the compensation you deserve. And remember this: you don't owe us a dime unless and until we recover compensation for you! We are your fierce and effective advocate! So, give us a call today — 215-576-5150.