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|
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