Pedestrian accidents are a serious and growing concern in the United States.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
pedestrian fatalities increased by 13% in 2021, reaching the highest level
since 1981. This alarming trend highlights the need for increased awareness
and safety measures to protect pedestrians on our roads.
One major factor contributing to the rise in pedestrian accidents is distracted
driving. With the widespread use of cell phones and other technology,
drivers are more likely to be distracted by their devices while behind
the wheel. This can lead to dangerous situations, such as failing to yield
to pedestrians at crosswalks or failing to stop at red lights.
Additionally, the NHTSA has found that incidents of speeding and failing
to wear seatbelts have increased during the pandemic. This is particularly
concerning, as both of these behaviors can greatly increase the likelihood
and severity of a pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is
important to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer who is experienced
in this area. We can help you understand your rights and options, and
can help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
At our law firm, we have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers
who are dedicated to helping clients who have been injured in pedestrian
accidents. We are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients,
and to seeking the maximum compensation available under the law.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, please
contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will listen to your story
and provide you with the guidance and support you need to protect your
rights and seek the justice you deserve.