Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers
Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Law Firm
Every mode of travel has inherent risks and everyone has different preferences for transportation. Pedestrians are road users like bicyclists and motorists, and walking is generally considered a safe and healthful activity. However, pedestrian accidents happen daily and can result in serious injuries and death. In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, more than 12 people every day of the year. There were 65,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2014; nearly one injury every 8 minutes (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts). Pedestrians face increasing dangers and are at the highest risk for injury and death compared to motorists or bicyclists when an accident occurs.
How are Pedestrian Accidents Caused?
According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, the six most frequent sources of pedestrian injury are:
- Tripped on uneven/cracked sidewalk
- Hit by a car
- Wildlife/pets involved
- Tripped on stone
- Stepped in a hole
“On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes." Fourteen percent of all traffic fatalities and an estimated 3 percent of those injured in traffic crashes were pedestrians.” (Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians, April 2014)
Possible Damages Recoverable in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians have equal rights as other individuals legally using the public roadways. If you were injured by a motor vehicle, you are potentially entitled to damages including:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of Consortium
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, protect your rights and contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Kershaw, Cook & Talley. Call us at (916) 520-6639 for a free and confidential case consultation, or fill out and submit the contact form found on this page.