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.
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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.
Did you know that, according to the NHTSA, 90% of pedestrians could survive being hit by a vehicle travelling at 20 miles per hour?At 40 miles per hour, your chances of survival are reduced to just 10%.Evidently, with cross walk accidents, speed is likely to contributeto the severity of the incident – after all, the faster a motorist is driving, the less time they have to stop before they reach the cross walk.
Cross walks are intended to provide a safe location for pedestrians to cross busy roads, and are very effective when everyone acts in a responsible manner. Once a pedestrian has stepped onto a cross walk, they are protected from oncoming traffic. However, when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted, or driving at excessive speed, a cross walk will afford no protection to unfortunate pedestrians who find themselves in their path.
Whatever caused the collision, if you have been struck while on a cross walk, a Hallandale cross walk accident attorney can provide the legal representation you need. Entrust the complexities of the legal battle to us, and concentrate on what is most important – recovering from your ordeal and getting back to your everyday life with your family and friends.
Our work as Hallandale cross walk accident attorneys will include reviewing and analyzing all available evidence to confirm that the motorist in question was at fault, before pursuing them for compensation in respect of the consequences of their reckless or negligent behavior behind the wheel.
Cross walk rules are simple – you do not walk when there is traffic obstructing the cross walk but, when the light says you have right of way, you are free to cross. Unfortunately, negligent and reckless drivers mean this does not always happen, resulting in accidents such as yours.
When you have sustained injuries on a cross walk through no fault of your own, you deserve outstanding legal representation. To schedule your free consultation, call us today on 305.931.6666 or complete our online contact form for a callback.