When a road accident occurs, pedestrians who happen to be nearby are amongst the most vulnerable victims. Around 129,000 pedestrians attend emergency rooms across the United States each year after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident they were otherwise not involved with. Additionally, almost 5,400 pedestrians were killed on or near US roads in 2015, making them significantly more likely to die in a fatal car accident than any of the cars’ occupants.
According to official statistics:
- Pedestrians aged 65 or older accounted for almost 20% of all pedestrian deaths and 13% of injuries in cross walk accidents in 2015
- 20% of under-15s who were killed in 2015 traffic accidents were pedestrians
- 48% of fatal cross walk and other pedestrian traffic accidents involved alcohol
When you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a collision, a cross walk accident attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA has the legal expertise needed to protect your rights and secure the maximum compensation available to you.