Inevitably, everyone one of us is a pedestrian at some point over the course of our day. So it’s disturbing to note that the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States has increased.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian fatalities were up 3.4% in 2018, over the previous years numbers. The 6,283 pedestrian fatalities that year was equivalent to one person dying every 84 minutes and represented 17% of all traffic accident fatalities.
Given the much-discussed dangers of distracted driving and the prevalence of smartphones in the country, it might be safe to assume that these numbers could continue to rise.
But, if we all make it a habit to follow some simple pedestrian safety tips, we can help improve our odds of avoiding being seriously injured in an accident as a pedestrian and help make our streets safer.
The Fowler Law Firm has the experience and resources needed to tackle pedestrian accident injury cases both big and small. Insurance companies notoriously play hardball with accident survivors. They do not want to pay them what they need to recover. That is why we fight so aggressively for our clients.
We can protect your rights to pursue compensation after an injury. Call us today at (970) 232-3322, or fill out the confidential contact form on this website for more information. We offer free consultations because we want to learn more about you personally. Call us or come in for a free review of your case today.