Pedestrian accidents, which involve motor vehicles hitting people crossing or on the side of roadways, are among the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur. What may be as tragic as the outcomes of these accidents is the knowledge that, in many cases, they could have been prevented if motorist had been more careful and less negligent when driving.
In this three-part blog, we will discuss some important facts about pedestrian accidents, their victims and compensation in these cases. If you have questions about your rights in these cases or need more advice pertaining to your case, the Boulder car and pedestrian accident attorneys at Cederberg Law Firm welcome you to attend a free, no obligations initial consult.
1. Pedestrian accidents have been increasing in recent years.
Although the overall number of traffic accidents between vehicles has been decreasing over the past few years, unfortunately, the number of pedestrian accidents seems to be on the rise. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, over the previous three or so years, the number of pedestrian accidents that have occurred on U.S. roadways has increased by about 4 percent.
This effectively means that:
- Every 8 or so minutes, someone in the U.S. is hurt in a pedestrian accident.
- Every 2 or so hours, someone in the U.S. is killed in a pedestrian accident.
- Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely than the occupants of passenger vehicles to sustain fatal injuries every time they embark on a trip.
The NHTSA also reports that pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur in cities (i.e., urban areas) at nighttime and at locations other than intersections (i.e., in areas that lack signals to facilitate the flow of traffic/the movement of pedestrians).
Be sure to check out the upcoming second and third parts of this blog for more important facts about pedestrian accidents.
Contacting the Boulder Car and Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car or has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, contact the Boulder car and pedestrian accident lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm. Call us at 303-499-0449, or email us using the contact form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.