According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2015 Motor Vehicle Crash Overview, 5,350 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. That number makes up 15% of all traffic incident related fatalities. Despite numerous state and nationwide campaigns to curb this growing statistic, pedestrian fatalities and injuries due to traffic crashes continue increasing each year.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents:
- Getting hit by a motor vehicle
- Tripping on an uneven/cracked sidewalk
- Wildlife or pet involvement
- Stepping in a hole
Drivers who are texting, speeding, or just otherwise distracted may not see a pedestrian on the street, creating a dangerous situation. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries or death.
At Cutler Rader, we will fight for you and represent you for the injuries you have sustained. Most lawsuits have a limited time frame in which you can file before you waive your rights to seek possible compensation, so it is very important to act quickly. Contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for your complimentary consultation regarding your pedestrian accident.