Area of Practice

Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 5,000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle-related incidents. Almost 76,000 pedestrians were injured when hit by a car or truck in 2012. Victims of pedestrian-related accidents can suffer minor to significant injuries and even death since they are not protected by the metal frame of a car. 

The pedestrian and driver’s duty of care contributes considerably to these sorts of incidents. Drivers and pedestrians must obey traffic laws and exhibit reasonable caution. Driver negligence is a common cause of pedestrian accidents. Such negligence can include:

  • Distracted driving caused by a vehicle passenger or mobile phone
  • Driving when distracted by another passenger or a cell phone
  • Speeding
  • Failing to give pedestrians the right-of-way in crosswalks
  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals
  • Turning without signaling
  • Driving while intoxicated (DUI)

Among the most common reasons that contribute to pedestrian irresponsibility are:

  • Ignoring the don’t walk signal at a crosswalk
  • Improper entrance into traffic that disrupts the flow of transportation
  • Failing to use crosswalks
  • Darting in front of a car

If you are engaged in a pedestrian collision, you should:

  • Call the police or 911 right away.
  • Stay at the accident scene until aid comes.
  • Gather any witnesses’ names and phone numbers (cell phone cameras are useful tools and allow you to take pictures)
  • Not make any statements to anybody, including other drivers or insurers
  • Contact Anthony-Smith Law for assistance

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, call Anthony-Smith Law’s well-trained and educated team of attorneys for a free initial examination of your claim. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We will fight for your rights.

Get a free case review

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for personal injury cases.

You Need Help About Pedestrian Accidents

Feel free to contact us to explain how we can help you.