A pedestrian accident is among one of the worst kinds of accidents that a person can experience. The reason a pedestrian accident can be so devastating is that a pedestrian does not have the protections of a car. Because of the lack of protection for pedestrians, the injuries for those involved can be calamitous. Nearly anyone close to a street or other cars can be the victim of a pedestrian accident. The driver can be held liable in these cases because of his/her negligence. Any accident involving a car can be tragic.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center recorded that about 14 percent of all traffic fatalities involve pedestrians. Research demonstrates that light conditions can play a role in these types of accidents. For example, an estimated 72 percent of pedestrian accidents occur while it is dark. Another 25 percent occur during light hours.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) records that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than the passengers of a normal passenger vehicle to be killed in a car accident. A pedestrian accident can be challenging and complex for those involved. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, speak with a personal injury attorney.
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