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Top Three Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Top Three Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people using our roadway system. Most pedestrian accidents tend to occur at night, generally involve more than one vehicle, or result from individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Each year, transportation related accidents cause devastating injuries, and pedestrians account for a large portion of the overall statistics claiming injury or death on American roadways. In fact, it is estimated that up to 80% of traffic-related incidents that result in pedestrian injury could have been avoided if the driver wasn’t reckless or careless behind the wheel.

At Daspit Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping clients recover maximum compensation for pedestrian accident cases. Below, we discuss the top causes of pedestrian accidents.

#1: Speeding

In addition to being a violation of traffic laws, speeding can also be considered reckless driving when it results in serious injury. Pedestrians hit by vehicles exceeding the speed limit can end up sustaining life-altering, catastrophic injuries due to the force of the impact.

#2: DUI

Drivers who are intoxicated because they consumed alcohol or drugs have impaired skills, slow reaction times, and poor reasoning. Intoxicated drivers might not see seeing pedestrians in the roadway or crossing an intersection, especially in poor weather or at night.

#3: Backing–Up accidents

Some of the most tragic accidents involving pedestrians can happen at people’s homes or around their neighborhoods when vehicles back up out of driveways. Pedestrians are also at risk of being hit by vehicles backing up in parking lots, particularly in when there is a lot of traffic or people walking about.

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At Daspit Law Firm, we are dedicated to leveling the playing field between pedestrians and drivers. Our award-winning legal professionals fiercely advocate for the rights of clients who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents. Because of the complexity of pedestrian accidents, we make it a point to leverage our firm’s extensive resources to deliver top notch legal representation in these matters. Our lawyers have years of experience and are prepared to get to work for you today.

Give us a call at (888) 273-1045 or contact us online to schedule your free case consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers.