top rated pedestrian accident attorney representing pedestrians all over new jersey according to the center for disease controlin 2010, 4,280 pedestrian accident deaths occurred in traffic crashes in the unitedstates, and another 70,000 pedestrians were injured. this averages to one crash-relatedpedestrian death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.1 pedestrians are 1.5times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip. higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihoodof a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of injury. most pedestrian deathsoccur in urban areas, non-intersection locations,
and at night. if you have been struck by a car, truck, bus,taxi, or other vehicle or injured as a result of a pothole, street plate, manhole cover,other street hardware defects we can help you. pedestrian fatalities statistics accordingto nhtsa: 73% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urbansettings 79% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at nonintersections 88% of pedestrian fatalities occurred duringnormal weather conditions (clear/ cloudy), compared to rain, snow and foggy conditions.68% occurred during the night time.
in 2010 pedestrian deaths accounted for 13%of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.since 2001, the number of pedestrian fatalities has decreased by 13%alcohol involvement either for the driver or the pedestrian was reported in 47% of allfatal pedestrian crashes. sadly, almost one fifth of child pedestriansbetween the ages of 5 and 9 were killed in traffic crashes. we at mdl see and understandthe trauma that families in these situations go through not only with wrongful deaths butsevere life altering injuries like: brain damagespinal cord injuries broken bonesamputations
important safety reminders: drivers are required to yield the right ofway to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations.they need to be especially careful at intersections where the failure to yield right of way oftenoccurs when drivers are turning onto another street and a pedestrian is in their path.when possible, cross the street at a designated crosswalk. always stop and look both waystwice before crossing. if a parked car is blocking your view of the street, stop atthe edge line of the vehicle and look around before entering the street.increase visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflectiveclothing that helps to highlight body movements.
it is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, butif you must walk in the street walk facing traffic.contact us now â€“ we are with you every step of the way â€“ free consultation if you or a loved one has experienced a seriousbodily injury or wrongful death due to a pedestrian accident, please allow the experienced attorneysat maggiano, digirolamo & lizzi to help you get back on your feet. we understand you needto focus your energies on recovering physically and emotionally from your losses. music by animoto and jaymie gerard "a heart"