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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|

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Rising Nationwide

According to a study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian fatalities are at a near 30-year high in the United States. Throughout 2018, a total of 6, 227 American pedestrians were fatally injured after being struck by motor vehicles.  Here in the state of Wisconsin, hundreds of pedestrians are injured each year in motor vehicle collisions. If you or a member of your family are injured after [...]

2019-03-08T14:51:49+00:00March 8, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

Examining the Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Nearly 6, 000 pedestrians are killed each year, according to the most recent data on file with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 129, 000 are seen in emergency rooms for crash-related injuries. What are these injuries, and how might they impact your life? Learn more in the following sections, including how a seasoned injury lawyer can help you obtain the fair compensation that you and your [...]

2018-07-13T10:44:00+00:00July 13, 2018|Pedestrian Accidents|

Multiple and Severe Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident – Understanding Your Right to Pursue Compensation

Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise for the last several years, and that has resulted in an increase in the number of pedestrian deaths – but fatalities are not the only issue. Multiple and severe injuries that may place the victim and their family at risk for financial devastation are also extremely common. Thankfully, victims do have rights. Learn more about them, and discover how an experienced attorney can [...]

2017-11-27T09:49:00+00:00November 27, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Alcohol and Distractions Are Driving Up the Rate of Pedestrian Accidents

As health and environmental concerns peak among the U.S. population, the number of pedestrians on the road continues to rise. Sadly, so does the rate of pedestrian accidents. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) says alcohol and distractions are driving factors in the increase. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian crash, and alcohol or distracted driving was involved, you may be entitled [...]

2017-11-15T09:53:00+00:00November 15, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Three Ways Pedestrians Can Protect Themselves from Personal Injury

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in the year 2015, pedestrian accidents that resulted in fatalities were on the rise. With the global increase of both vehicle and on-foot commuters in recent years, it comes as no surprise that these statistics have spiked since then. Under this 2015 study done by the NHTSA, research showed there were over 5, 000 pedestrian fatalities in the United States alone, [...]

2017-09-07T08:21:00+00:00September 7, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Pedestrian Accidents and Drunk Drivers – A Fatal Combination

Drunk driving accidents are thought to account for approximately one-third of America’s fatal crashes (more than 10, 000 accidents per year), but not all victims are other drivers. In fact, one study found that about 13 percent of all pedestrian deaths were caused by an intoxicated vehicle driver. What sort of compensation might the families of these victims be entitled to, and where can you find assistance? The following explains. [...]

2017-06-29T09:44:00+00:00June 29, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Vehicle Impact Speed and a Pedestrian’s Risk of Fatality or Severe Injury

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that around 4, 000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents per year. Many more are severely injured and may suffer from either short- or long-term disability. What determines the difference between those that are just injured and those that suffer a fatality? The answer is often vehicle speed. Learn more about how the speed of a vehicle upon impact can [...]

2017-03-30T09:07:00+00:00March 30, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries – What Victims and Their Families Should Know

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that, on average, there is one pedestrian killed in a crash every two hours, and at least one is injured every eight minutes. What kind of injuries are sustained, though, and can victims expect to recover? More importantly, what recourse do pedestrians and their families have when a crash causes temporary disability, permanent disability, or wrongful death? The following explains. Most Commonly Sustained [...]

2017-02-14T09:51:00+00:00February 14, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries Surprisingly Common in Wisconsin

For a while, Americans were taking their cars everywhere – even to the store just around the corner from their house. Then the obesity issue became an epidemic. Doctors and healthcare professionals pleaded with them to take their health more seriously. Some did. Then more caught on. Fast forward to today and walking has become the “new” way to commute. Unfortunately, not everyone can walk to commute. That means there [...]

2016-09-08T09:15:00+00:00September 8, 2016|Pedestrian Accidents|
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