IL injury lawyerAt some point during the day, everyone is a pedestrian. If you are not in your vehicle and you are walking, you are a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian includes anyone who is walking, running, jogging, sitting or lying down. Being a pedestrian involved in a traffic accident can be extremely dangerous. Serious and sometimes even fatal injuries can occur when vehicles hit pedestrians. The NHTSA has reported that there were nearly 6,000 pedestrians that died in fatal traffic crashes in 2016. Fortunately, there are things that both drivers and pedestrians can do to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents.

Safety Tips for Drivers

Many times, it is not the pedestrian’s fault that an accident occurred -- most of the fault is placed on the driver. Here are a few tips to help drivers prevent pedestrian accidents:

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

The responsibility for preventing pedestrian accidents is not always on the drivers. Here are ways pedestrians can do their part to prevent pedestrian accidents:

A Des Plaines, IL Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney Can Help

Walking has become a popular form of transportation in recent years, but it is also dangerous. Nothing good can come from a 4,000-pound car going 25 miles per hour hitting a 150-pound pedestrian. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a pedestrian accident, you need help from a skilled Park Ridge, IL pedestrian accident injury lawyer. At the Quinn Law Group, LLC, we can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and even pain and suffering. Call our office today at 847-232-7180 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812493

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/811785.pdf