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*** PEDESTRIAN INJURIES, ACCIDENTS & DEATHS ***

 

 

Today, in the United States, pedestrian injuries are among the most common and severe. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association demonstrated the following for 2007: 4,654 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents throughout the United States. 

More than 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic-related accidents.

On average, pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents every 113 minutes, and injured every 8 minutes In addition, approximately one third of those killed or injured every year are under the age of 15; while the total annual cost of traffic related deaths and injuries in the under 15’s alone amounts to more than $7.2 Billion per year. 

Furthermore, thousands of pedestrians are injured each year, often severely, from falling victim to inadequately maintained sidewalks, materials accidentally dropped from construction sites onto sidewalks, and general negligence on the part of those whose job it is to ensure that such accidents do not occur in the first instance. 

Missing stop signs, as well as faulty traffic-lights and cross-walk signals, have also contributed to pedestrian injuries. Those who have been severely injured in pedestrian accidents may seek legal counsel to secure financial damages for their injuries, medical costs and expenses, and temporary or permanent loss of employment, when evidence of negligence on the part of a second party can be shown to exist.

Negligence can be accurately defined as specific conduct that is culpable, primarily because it falls far short of what any reasonable individual would do to ensure another individual was protected from anticipated risks of physical harm. 

To initiate legal action as a result of negligence, the injured pedestrian is required to provide firm evidence that: The defendant caused the accident that led to the specific injury, or injuries, to the pedestrian The plaintiff did indeed suffer injuries. 

The defendant demonstrably failed to ensure that the plaintiff was reasonably protected If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should - unless immediate hospitalization is required - remain at the scene of the accident until law-enforcement officials arrive; you should secure names, contact details and testimony from as many people as possible who witnessed the incident; and, you should specifically refrain from making any sort of statement to the other party (or to his or her representatives) involved in the accident. 

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In all personal injury cases, it is extremely important that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident or toxic exposure in question, and to enable physicians, attorneys, or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.  If you or a loved one or friend is injured and may have a potential legal claim, call The Fox Law Firm now at 1-866-FOX-FIRM (369-3476).  The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.  You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.  Do not delay!  If you delay, and the statute of limitations time period expires, you may lose all your rights to file any claim for compensation of any kind.

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