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Thousands of pedestrians are injured each year in the United States. Nearly 60% of those injuries are fatal. Most injuries are caused by negligent drivers. Many of the victims are children and the elderly. Many factors contribute to drivers' negligence in causing pedestrian accidents including:
- Driver inattention.
- Failure to observe posted speed limits.
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked cross walks.
- Negligent turns at an intersection.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may have a claim for negligence against the driver that hit them. Like negligence cases in general, it is best to contact an experienced attorney who can expertly evaluate your case. Call Tony Walker today at (800) 889-3689.