Pedestrian Accidents (Pedestrians hit by a Motor Vehicle)
The latest data by the CDC highlights the dangers that pedestrians face on our nation’s roads. In 2020, it was reported that 7,000 pedestrians were killed in crashes involving a motor vehicle (up about 5 percent from the year before). In fact, one in six people who died in any motor vehicle accident were pedestrians. Besides fatalities, approximately 104,000 emergency department visits of pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries.
The number of pedestrian accidents has risen further since the 2020 CDC report. For example, The New York Times reports that pedestrian fatalities are climbing to record levels, citing driver’s anxiety levels and larger vehicles as part of the reason why.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP can provide legal representation to individuals in White Plains, NY, and surrounding areas. We will work to collect maximum compensation for all accident damages.
What are the top causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
- Alcohol Intoxication
- Aggressive Driving
- Larger Vehicles
- Street Racing
- Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Distracted driving
- Pedestrian failure to use crosswalk signals
Alcohol (pandemic drinking) and higher vehicle speeds are often the cause of these types of accidents which can be catastrophic for the pedestrian who has no form of protection to minimize the accident impact.
What is the most common cause of injury to pedestrians?
Our White Plains clients who are victims of pedestrian accidents, or their surviving loved ones, may suffer losses such as:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Hit by a negligent motorist
Why you need a pedestrian accident attorney
Our White Plains lawyers can help pedestrian accident victims hold liable parties accountable for resulting damages. We will gather the evidence necessary to demonstrate the full extent of our client’s losses so that they can receive the maximum compensation they are due under the law and help you obtain car injury compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and a loss of wage-earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of family income and benefits
If you have been injured in a pedestrian and would like to discuss your case with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer, we encourage you to reach out to the legal team at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP. We work on contingency which means you do not pay us anything up-front. If we don’t secure compensation, you won’t owe us a dime.
Send us a message online at your earliest convenience or call (914) 686-3700.