Pedestrians Injured by Vehicles
March 13, 2013
Nationwide, more than 4,000 pedestrians die in a year’s time in crashes involving motor vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s about 12% of crash fatalities. Research confirms that most pedestrians are killed in urban areas, many as they try to cross streets. Sidewalks, crosswalks, and medians are common sites for pedestrian/vehicle collisions. The IIHS explains that pedestrians are most severely injured when they strike vehicles’ windshields, hoods or bumpers. “Serious head, pelvis, and leg injuries are common” among pedestrians, the organization adds. Their data reveals that older Americans run the greatest risk of dying because they were struck by a vehicle. Death rates for those 70 years of age and older were 62% higher than the rates for younger pedestrians.
When injuries are particularly severe – as they often are when pedestrians are struck – it is vital to engage the services of an attorney who will aggressively represent your interests. If you’ve suffered injuries as a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in Kentucky, you could be facing a long and potentially expensive recovery. It is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you have the resources you need to pay for costly medical care, along with compensation for missed wages if your injuries are disabling.
When you need to focus on your recovery, you need the peace of mind that comes from having solid legal experience in your corner. For a free consultation about your case, contact the Law Office of Natalie T. Stuart.