According to the Maryland State Highway Administration, “on average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes.” Unfortunately, as our population grows and there are more vehicles on the road, there are bound to be more pedestrian accidents. Many of these accidents will also be fatal.
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident as a pedestrian, make sure to get all the information you can at the time of the accident, or from witnesses later on if you were severely injured at the time. Then, call Jenkins Block & Associates for assistance in your personal injury claim.
The dangers of pedestrian accidents
Because of the nature of pedestrian accidents, many end up in loss of life, which can be devastating for family members. Other cases often present serious injuries, although there are a lucky few who sustain minimum injuries from being struck by a vehicle. When most people think of motorist accidents they think of car-on-car collisions, but pedestrian accidents are just as serious.
Preventing pedestrian accidents
Preventing possibly fatal pedestrian accidents begins with the pedestrian and the motorist. Motorists should always:
- Watch crosswalks for pedestrians.
- Pay attention to crosswalk lights.
- Pay special attention at night when visibility is low.
- Drive with caution through urban and suburban areas.
As a pedestrian, you should take the following precautions:
- Look both ways when crossing the street.
- Always use a crosswalk, and do not cross the street without the proper signal to cross
- Wear high-visibility or reflective clothing at night.
- Do not walk in the road, especially on hills where vehicles may approach quickly and not see you.
Are you a victim of a pedestrian accident? Call JBA
A lawyer experienced in personal injury claims will be able to provide insight on your case, and represent you in seeking restitution for injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident. Consulting an individual who has insight on the personal injury claims process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.
Before stressing about how to pay your hospital bill after suffering injuries from a vehicle, contact our office to make sure you understand your legal rights. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!
Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives . Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your claim!