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.