Pedestrian Accidents – Inattentive Drivers and Unsafe Public Streets

 

 

Pedestrian accidents are among the worst types of injuries that we see. These days drivers are becoming increasingly inattentive, distracted, and rushed. With the increase of rideshare drivers such as Uber and Lyft drivers, we are also seeing more pedestrian accidents.

Unfortunately, pedestrians and bicyclists tend to be viewed as nuisances that impede drivers who may feel they own the road.

Systemically, many of our public roadways and streets are car-centric, meaning they tend to be designed to optimize the flow of vehicle traffic, with less regard for pedestrians. As a result, the streets are less safe for pedestrians.

Recently, the federal government, states, and local governments have been working to change some of these inherent dangers and focusing on making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Yet, pedestrian injuries remain at an all time high – and as one might imagine a pedestrian versus vehicle accident usually means devastating injuries for the pedestrian.

When a tragic pedestrian accident occurs, our firm looks not only to the obvious primary cause of the collision, for example an inattentive driver, but we look deeper into the reasons why the collision occurred – often finding evidence that shows there’s more than one responsible party. As a result, we make our communities safer – and ensure full compensation for the injured victim.

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jassim Law.

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