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Where Are Pedestrian Accidents Most Likely to Happen?

While collisions between vehicles can be dangerous, collisions between a vehicle and a person on foot are even more likely to lead to serious injuries or death. Victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer multiple forms of bodily harm, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, multiple broken bones, and severe lacerations that may lead to scarring and disfigurement. Pedestrians who have been injured after being struck by a [...]

Why Did the Number of Pedestrian Accident Deaths Increase in 2020?

For many, life seemed to slow to a standstill for much of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic led many people to work from home and avoid traveling or attending public gatherings. Because of this, one would expect that the roads would have been safer due to less traffic. However, the opposite was true, especially for pedestrians. The number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 8% from 2019 to 2020, but since [...]

2021-04-09T15:34:17+00:00April 9, 2021|Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin

On average, over 1,200 pedestrians are injured and over 50 are killed in Wisconsin car accidents each year. Pedestrians are some of the most defenseless accident victims, and in many cases, their injuries can be severe. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, understanding some of the frequent causes of pedestrian accidents may help you work with an attorney to demonstrate a driver’s negligence and obtain full compensation for [...]

2020-10-01T20:29:27+00:00October 1, 2020|Pedestrian Accidents|

Examining Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities in Wisconsin

Studies show that approximately every seven hours, a pedestrian is injured or killed in a car accident in the state of Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 1,252 car accidents involved pedestrians throughout 2016. While only 49 pedestrians suffered fatal injuries in these collisions, an incredible 1,181 pedestrians suffered injuries that required medical attention. If you or a loved one has suffered a pedestrian injury, it is time [...]

2020-06-16T14:33:44+00:00June 16, 2020|Pedestrian Accidents|

What Are My Options After Being Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

Every day, pedestrians are injured or killed in accidents involving motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6,283 pedestrians were fatally injured in pedestrian accidents in 2018. This was the highest number of annual pedestrian fatalities in the United States over the last two-plus decades, further sparking concern over pedestrian safety. Often, pedestrian accidents are caused, either completely or in part, by driver negligence. If you [...]

2020-04-03T15:53:54+00:00April 3, 2020|Pedestrian Accidents|

7 Ways to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

Based on the statistics that have been reported, many common pedestrian acts, such as going for a walk or run, have become rather dangerous. Looking over trends from recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that roughly 129, 000 pedestrians required treatment in emergency rooms for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. The CDC has also reported that in 2016, 5, 987 pedestrians died in traffic crashes. [...]

2019-09-27T15:29:37+00:00September 27, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

7 Ways to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

Based on the statistics that have been reported, many common pedestrian acts, such as going for a walk or run, have become rather dangerous. Looking over trends from recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that roughly 129, 000 pedestrians required treatment in emergency rooms for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. The CDC has also reported that in 2016, 5, 987 pedestrians died in traffic crashes. [...]

2019-09-27T15:29:37+00:00September 27, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

How Can Fault Be Determined in a Wisconsin Pedestrian Accident?

When a pedestrian is injured in a car accident, the motorist who struck a person on foot may be held responsible for harm caused to the victim. Incidents that involve a pedestrian can be complex due to the damages and injuries that can occur in a collision, as well as the potential reasons behind the crash. Several factors should be considered when determining negligence.    What Factors Can Lead to a [...]

2019-09-23T17:35:00+00:00September 23, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

Why Are Children Frequently Involved in Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents are extremely common across the United States, with 5, 987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2016. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, our state is no exception, with around 60 pedestrians being killed and 350 being seriously injured every year. The age range of victims varies; however, the highest rates of pedestrian injuries and fatalities occur among elderly people and children between the ages of five [...]

2019-05-31T15:14:00+00:00May 31, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

What Are the Most Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, they are likely to suffer severe injuries. These injuries can require both immediate medical attention and long-term care and rehabilitation. Victims are often temporarily or permanently disabled, resulting in significant lost income while they are unable to work. In the worst cases, a pedestrian is killed after being struck by a negligent driver. In the event of a pedestrian accident, victims [...]

2019-05-28T21:42:00+00:00May 28, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|
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