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 [...]

2022-07-29T15:19:16+00:00April 3, 2020|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 [...]

2022-07-29T15:19:28+00:00September 23, 2019|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|

Summer Traffic Safety – What Every Road User Should Know

Summer is full of barbecues, vacations, and lazy days by the water. Unfortunately, it also tends to result in an increase of severe traffic accidents. Why does this phenomenon occur, and what should road users do to protect themselves from the negligent behavior of others? The following explains, and provides you with some details on where to find assistance, should an accident happen to you or someone you love. Why [...]

2017-06-22T10:00:00+00:00June 22, 2017|Car 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|

Bicyclists and Pedestrians Especially Vulnerable in Drunk Driving Accidents

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol. In total, this amounts to nearly 10, 000 deaths each and every year. Pedestrians and bicyclists, who are largely unprotected during a vehicular impact, are often the most vulnerable. They also tend to be the ones most likely to be hit and [...]

2016-06-14T14:47:48+00:00June 14, 2016|Bicycle Accidents|

Pedestrian Safety: Preventing Accidents in Wisconsin

A young Illinois man was recently struck by a vehicle while running across I-94. This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian awareness while driving. The 28-year-old man was struck by an SUV in downtown Minneapolis as he tried to run across the highway around 3 a.m. The man was taken to a local hospital but was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away. [...]

2015-03-25T15:00:47+00:00March 25, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|
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