Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There was a loss of 4,881 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2005, almost thirteen people every day of the year (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts). Though the number of pedestrian fatalities fell from 5,584 in 1995 to 4,881 in 2005, the fatalities in 2005 were the highest since 4,901 fatalities were recorded in 2001.
Pedestrians account for about 30% of all traffic fatalities involving children under the age of 15 years. NHTSA estimates that more than 22% of children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Roughly 19% of children involved in traffic fatalities under age 16 were pedestrians. And approximately 8% of all children under age 16 injured in a car accident were pedestrians.
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If you have been the victim in a pedestrian accident, you most likely have experienced serious injuries, mental anguish and an overload of stress. How will you pay your medical bills? I haven’t been able to work, how will I pay my monthly bills? These are questions you are probably asking yourself. Thankfully, there are people on your side wanting you to get a fair settlement for what you have been through. The attorneys at Davis Law Group have been representing accident victims for nearly 20 years. Founder and principal attorney is widely known as a legal analyst and commentator on major news programs. Call to schedule a free consultation with our team at (206) 727-4000.