Who is most likely to be involved in a pedestrian accident?
It’s hard to imagine that you could be involved in an accident because it is just one of those things we often think might never happen to us. But when it does happen, it can be extremely challenging to deal with. From physical injuries and mounting medical bills to emotional scarring and stress, the burdens carry on long after the accident.
Being involved in a pedestrian accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!
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My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of pedestrian accidents, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the pedestrian accident. On many occasions we find that pedestrian accidents cause severe injuries and devastating property loss and that injured victims are often times left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your pedestrian accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
Before getting into the research, let’s define pedestrian. This is more than just walkers. Pedestrians can be people jogging or running, skateboarding or rollerblading or even on bicycles. All of these parties face greater risk than automobiles while on the road. Automobiles or vehicles can include a bus, motorcycle, taxi or other commercial vehicle.
Statistics reveal that 73% of motor vehicle-pedestrian deaths happen in an urban area and four out of five of those tragedies happen outside crosswalks, away from intersections. Of those, 90% of the accidents happen in good weather and 67% occur at night.
In many automobile-pedestrian crashes, alcohol plays a role. Statistics show alcohol accounts for 49% of pedestrian fatalities, meaning either the driver, person walking or both was drunk.
For obvious reasons, senior citizens and young kids walking are at high risk for being involved in an accident involving a vehicle. This is because, oftentimes, older people live in walkable areas since they are not all able to drive. So there tend to be older people rather than younger adults walking on the roads. Add to that the fact that these senior citizens typically get around slower and can’t see or hear as well, and you have the perfect recipe for an accident waiting to happen.
Small children are at risk because they tend to be impulsive, unable to accurately judge whether a car sees them or is about to make a move or because they are distracted—whether due to one of their toys falling into the pathway of a car or a ball rolling into the intersection and them running after it. Such an incident can be particularly tragic, so it is necessary to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you understand your rights.
Pedestrian-vehicle accidents also occur because of high traffic in densely populated areas. Overall, 85% of car accidents involving pedestrians happen in cities. Still, this does not exactly mean that rural areas are less dangerous. In fact, there happens to be a higher fatality rate in rural areas. This problem can likely be attributed to cars traveling at a higher speed since there is more land, less people and less obstacles on the roadways.
Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is hard enough, so if you or a loved one is the victim of a vehicle-pedestrian accident, make sure you have an experienced lawyer on your side. Call (312) 888-8000 for your free consultation with the attorneys at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners.
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