Pedestrian accidents usually fly under the radar because the majority of pedestrians never report their accident to the police. These catastrophic accidents are usually caused by the negligence or inattentiveness of a driver, but other factors such as driver confusion or aggressive driving significantly increase the chance of pedestrian accidents as well.
A pedestrian is defined as a person walking along a road or in a developed area such as a neighborhood. When pedestrians choose to walk down a street with a high level of motor vehicle traffic, they are automatically putting themselves at greater risk for an accident.
Almost every pedestrian accident is caused by the negligence or inattentiveness of an automobile or motorcycle driver. One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is driver inattentiveness that results from talking on cell phones, eating while driving, programming a GPS, applying make-up or a variety of other activities. Driver confusion can also lead to accidents, especially when a driver is unfamiliar with the territory or when a one-way street is involved.
In busy cities, aggressive driving is a main cause of many pedestrian accidents. This is because drivers are more likely to violate traffic signals and display fits of road rage that result in unsafe speeds and unlawful turning.
We understand the pain, anxiety and fear that are common after serious motor vehicle accidents. That is why we offer free initial consultations that allow people to learn about their rights and options after a crash.
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If you have been hurt as a pedestrian in an accident contact us today for your free case review.