Approximately 1,000 pedestrians are injured daily in the United States due to negligent drivers
Their injuries may include but are not limited to broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, coma, and death. Negligent and unsafe drivers must be held responsible for the harm their actions cause.
In 2004: Auto Pedestrian Accidents
- A pedestrian was injured in a traffic-related accident every 5 minutes.
- Nearly 5,900 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents.
- Males accounted for two-thirds of all pedestrian injuries.
Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk Sign
Sadly, children under the age of 4 account for almost 40 percent of pedestrian deaths. Children must learn to cross at crosswalk or corner whenever possible and to look both ways and continue looking while they are walking. Make sure your child wears reflective clothing or carries a flashlight when walking at night, especially on Halloween, a day notorious for pedestrian accidents.
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident contact your Seattle pedestrian accident injury lawyer immediately. Do not sign anything until you have met with your Seattle pedestrian injury lawyer. Do not discuss the accident with anyone until you have met with your lawyer and doctor. Be sure to collect important contact information from all bystanders at the accident.
Listed below are some of the Bernard Law Group’s significant case settlements and verdicts in pedestrian cases located across Seattle and all Washington state:
Pedestrian accident involving 74-year women struck by the company truck. Plaintiff sustained legs injuries that included below the knee amputation of one leg and severe injuries to her other leg requiring multiple surgeries
Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident. Pedestrian in a crosswalk was struck by a company truck who did not see Pedestrian in the crosswalk, causing multiple serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident contact the Bernard Law Group. We have years of experience handling pedestrian accident cases throughout Washington state. Regardless of the particular elements of your case, we advise you not to discuss the incident or agree to any settlements without first consulting our law firm for advice. We offer completely confidential consultations.