Injury or Death
More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes. Additionally, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries. In fact, pedestrians make up 15% of all traffic casualties annually.
The risks for pedestrians are increased by distracted drivers or drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Distracted driving occurs when the operator of a vehicle is participating in other tasks, such as texting, eating, or speaking on a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
Pedestrians Follow These Tips
Cross streets within the crosswalks at intersections – do not cross mid-block or between parked cars.
Obey all traffic controls – never cross against a red light.
Use caution – do not automatically assume that vehicle operators will obey traffic controls and stop at a red light.
If you are a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle, call the police immediately and seek medical attention. Use a cell phone to photograph the scene including the striking vehicle and its driver. If there are any witnesses, gather their names, addresses and phone numbers.
Promptly contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. In a recent case, Liss & Marion were promptly contacted by the pedestrian’s family. Ricky Liss immediately went to the accident scene and obtained from a corner pizzeria a security camera video that showed a truck striking the client. The video evidence later proved that the truck driver was 100% at fault and had lied about how accident occurred.
Contact Us for Help
The experienced lawyers at Liss & Marion can review your case as part of a free consultation to determine how we can help you. Contact Liss & Marion for a free consultation about your legal options.