One Pedestrian Is Injured Every Eight Minutes
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents during 2010. That is an average of one pedestrian injured every eight minutes. In addition, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents during that same time period. In fact, pedestrian fatalities accounted for approximately 13 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2010.
An estimated 79 percent of all the fatal pedestrians accidents in 2010 occurred in a non-intersection. Thus it goes to show, that even when pedestrians take safety precautions such as staying in the crosswalk, wearing light-colored clothing when walking at night, crossing at designated intersections, watching for traffic, and more, accidents still happen. Many factors can contribute to pedestrian accidents such as time of day, weather, road conditions, excessive speed, whether or not the responsible driver was distracted in some manner, whether drinking and driving was involved, and more.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident we strongly urge you to contact a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney at Feingold & Posner immediately. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge, and years of experience, representing victims of pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury accidents. When you contact our firm we will thoroughly review your case, analysis the components of your accident to help determine whether negligence or neglect contributed to the accident, gather additional evidence to prove liability, and advise you on how best to proceed. Due to the fact that our firm handles personal injury cases exclusively, we are fully equipped to provide you with the aggressive representation you need to protect your rights and interests.
Our firm understands the impact injuries can have on all aspects of your life. That is why we are here to fight for you. Contact a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyerat our firm today.