While more stringent laws about vehicle safety and driver behavior have actually worked in reducing the number of fatalities in car crash incidents, the number of people killed in pedestrian accidents has increased. Pedestrians are many times at fault, quite often distracted by texting, talking on their cell phone or listening to music while walking. But while pedestrians have a great responsibility in staying attentive at all times, and following simple rules such as crossing the road only at the designated crosswalks, accidents still can occur. A combination of factors – including everything from motorist negligence and ignorance to poor road design that fails to fail to take into consideration pedestrian safety – often lead to serious or even fatal pedestrian accidents. Motorists, however, must also do their part to help keep pedestrians safe by following some simple rules, such as driving slowly through neighborhoods and showing extra caution when nearing an intersection.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. will provide a free initial consultation to determine your legal rights. We have over three decades of experience in personal injury cases, and we will evaluate your options free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.