Although deaths from pedestrian traffic accidents have decreased over the last 40 years, injuries from these types of accidents have increased in recent years. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that there were roughly 66,000 pedestrian injuries due to car accidents in 2013, which is a roughly 20% increase from 2009.
With this in mind, it is important for drivers to take precautions when driving, especially in places where pedestrians are common. Follow these tips to keep yourself, your passengers, and pedestrians safe:
Take extra precaution in school zones, neighborhoods, and park areas: Children are more likely to be present in these areas, so use caution when driving and do not exceed speed limits. If you see a school bus with a stop sign extended, you must stop by law and for good reason. Children are not as cautious as adults and may dart into the road!
Pedestrian traffic accidents can be some of the worst accidents out there. Injuries from these types of accident can range from mild, such as bruises and sprains, to extreme, such as paralysis and brain injuries, to even wrongful death. If you or your loved one has been involved in a pedestrian-car accident it is important to speak to an attorney to learn about your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to from your insurance company.
As a leader in car and pedestrian accidents in the metro Detroit area, Goodman Acker P.C. can help you through the confusing and sometimes complex legal process. Call today for a free, no-obligation case review by our top-rated lawyers. We understand this may be a very traumatic time for you and your family. Put us to work and let us help you understand your rights and get the compensation and justice you deserve.
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