Scott Distasio has dedicated his career to helping auto accident victims of all kinds, including serious pedestrian accidents. Distasio Law Firm is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. Contact our firm as soon as possible for a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys.
Pedestrians are always at risk for being injured doing daily tasks like walking through a parking lot, or crossing the street, as vehicle drivers often fail to exercise proper caution when encountering pedestrians, or completely ignore them while driving poorly. Driver negligence is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents, and therefore serious bodily injuries to pedestrians, in the United States.
If a car strikes a pedestrian, they have no external protection, no metal framework to shield them. Thus, their body has to absorb the impact, which is often fatal, and pedestrians involved in these accidents are lucky to be alive.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, in 2006, nearly 915 pedestrians were injured from being hit by motor vehicles.
- In 2002, nearly 4,800 pedestrians died in the U.S. as a result of pedestrian accidents.
- In 2002, pedestrians were injured approximately every 7 minutes from traffic accidents in the U.S.
- The majority of pedestrian fatalities in the United States are men.
The purpose of personal injury law is to give accident and injury victims the ability to hold a person responsible, when that person causes them serious injuries. A skilled accident attorney may be able to win financial compensation for a pedestrian or their family even if the pedestrian is deemed partially at fault.
Pedestrian accidents are serious and often catastrophic, and usually require continuing medical treatment after the accident. Scott Distasio is here for you. He and his skilled legal team will pursue the maximum compensation you deserve, and give you the chance to move on to a brighter tomorrow. If you need more information or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Scott Distasio today.
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