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Every year, pedestrians are injured and killed on the streets of California by reckless, irresponsible, and inattentive drivers. If you or a loved one was hurt as a pedestrian in an accident involving a motor vehicle, take action to protect your potential right to compensation by consulting with an Huntington Beach personal injury attorney from Viefhaus Schneider.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- In the United States, pedestrian fatalities constitute 11% of all traffic fatalities.
- Between 1975 and 2005, more than 180,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents nationwide.
- On average, 1 pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes in the U.S..
- On average, 1 pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 111 minutes in the U.S.
Risk Factors for Pedestrians
Many pedestrian accidents happen in cities. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 86% of non-fatal pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas - compared to just 14% in rural settings. Additionally, the highest danger times are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during the late evening. This could be partially attributed to higher numbers of drunk drivers on the road. Speeding is another large contributor to pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Whenever a driver is reckless, inattentive, under the influence, or otherwise irresponsible behind the wheel, pedestrians are put at risk.
Free Case Evaluation with a Huntington Beach Pedestrian Injury Attorney
Learn more about our services and your potential right to compensation. Our office is experienced and dedicated to fighting for injury victims. Call Viefhaus & Schneider for a free case evaluation at our local office.