While most car accidents involve a vehicle impacting another vehicle or an obstruction, like a wall or tree, some accidents tragically involve a vehicle impacting with a person, which can lead to devastating injuries, and even death, for the pedestrian.
Last year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. That's almost one death every 88 minutes! Fortunately, there are steps we can take, as pedestrians AND as drivers, to help limit this type of accident. Check out this educational infographic to learn how you can stay safer on or near roadways.
Pedestrian accidents are most common in highly populated states with large urban centers. Last year, these were the top 10 states with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities:
There are safety measures you can take to try to avoid pedestrian accidents, including:
Drivers play an important role in pedestrian safety as well! Check out these steps that drivers can take to help ensure pedestrian safety:
If you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident in Florida, do not hesitate to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Vasilaros Wagner are dedicated to helping injury victims hold negligent parties legally responsible and get the compensation that they need for damages associated with an accident. To make an informed decision about your pedestrian accident, it’s important to be fully aware of your rights and options. Contact us at (386) 777-7777 and we will help you immediately.