Roadways are shared by many different entities such as cars, trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each has a responsibility to operate safely and legally, though those with larger, faster, or more dangerous vehicles must use extra caution.
Accidents involving cars and pedestrians often result in severe injuries. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrian fatalities due to traffic crashes. Most of these accidents occur in urban areas at night. Almost half (48%) of crashes that resulted in pedestrian deaths involved alcohol. Higher vehicle speeds increase the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of their resulting injury. A pedestrian accident attorney can help you to recover from your injury.