Obviously, pedestrians who are injured in accidents with automobiles are extremely vulnerable to personal injuries and even death. Recently, a new study was released which shows a surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in the U.S. In 2015, there was a 10 percent rise in pedestrian fatalities, which is the biggest rise in 40 years. Pedestrians now account for about 14 percent of traffic deaths, which is up significantly.
Experts attribute the rise in pedestrian deaths to a number of factors. First, gas prices have been lower than in some recent years, which can equate to more drivers on the roads. Drivers as well as pedestrians are using cell phones to multitask, which can result in accidents. Many people are choosing to walk rather than to drive for a number of reasons.
Pedestrians who are injured in automobile accidents frequently suffer very serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries, internal organ damage, cuts, and spinal cord damage. If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident with an automobile, it’s critical that you speak with a personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation, including compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, call the Houston pedestrian accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more, or visit our Twitter page to learn more about the firm.