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Despite traffic laws implemented to ensure the safety of everyone on the road, thousands of pedestrians are severely or even fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes across the U.S. every year. It is important to note that the “Rules of the Road” apply equally to bicycles as to motor vehicles. Careless bicyclists have caused serious injury to pedestrians, and are responsible for any failure to observe traffic laws.
In 2018, an estimated 6,227 pedestrians were fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The year prior, 5,977 pedestrians died in crashes. Additionally, in just one year, nearly 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries in emergency rooms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to pedestrian-vehicle accidents, many non-vehicular pedestrian accidents occur every year. Cracked concrete, debris on sidewalks, and dissolving curbs can cause these slip, trip, and fall accidents.
Pedestrians are always at great risk while walking on the road. The South Jersey car accident lawyers at Williams Cedar offer important pedestrian safety tips in this infographic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, whether by a vehicle or property defect, you may be able to recover damages for the injuries suffered. The South Jersey car accident lawyers at Williams Cedar will help you through the legal process, evaluating your claim and work to help you collect the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Call us at 856-470-9777 or contact us online to schedule a free legal consultation today. We have offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey to represent clients across Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.