Pedestrians

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Mind the Crosswalks: Pedestrian Accidents

On June 23, a pedestrian was struck and killed on the Downtown Connector on I-75/85 southbound near Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway. It appears the victim was hit by multiple vehicles, all of which fled the scene....more

Woman and Dog Injured in Newport Coast Pedestrian Accident

A woman and her dog have been seriously injured after being struck by a car in a Newport Coast crosswalk, according to a news report. ...more

Pedestrian Accident: You’re Not Alone

Darryl Hammis, 49, of Sarasota, was seriously injured in May when he was struck by a car while walking in the Bee Ridge area. As he reached the intersection with McIntosh Road late in the evening, he stepped into the path of...more

If I Am Injured As A Pedestrian, Who Is At Fault?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 113 minutes and injured every eight minutes. In addition, pedestrians are often injured in...more

Grandmother Killed in San Clemente Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A grandmother walking in a bike lane in San Clemente was killed and her grandson injured by a hit-and-run driver, according to a news report. ...more

Woman Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

A 56-year-old woman has been killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident, according to a news report. ...more

Alabama Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Accident

A fatal accident is not what usually comes to mind when one hears "wrongful death." The term wrongful death often conjures up the image of someone being killed on purpose and with malice....more

A Pedestrian Struck Outside Of A Crosswalk Can Still Bring A Personal Injury Claim

If a pedestrian in Oklahoma is struck by a vehicle while walking outside of the crosswalk, he or she is not barred from filing a lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries that occurred as a result....more

Rollerbladers Can Now Legally Skate On Road

Under a new law, effective January 1st of this year, inline skaters and rollerbladers can now skate in the road, though not within the City of Chicago. According to the statute, written on behalf of Elmhurst attorney and...more

Don’t Panic: Pedestrian Safety Is Paramount, But Drivers Have Rights, Too

More than 4,000 pedestrians lost their lives in 2010 in the United States after being struck by a motor vehicle. If you’re the driver involved, it’s important to take several early steps after an accident involving a...more

Were You In A Hit And Run And Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrians take a risk each time they take to the sidewalks. While walking to get places or for health reasons is generally an excellent choice, pedestrians must remain alert at all times when walking near roadways....more

A Speeding Vehicle Hits Unsuspecting Pedestrians

A driver speeding excessively at 60 mph over the speed limit crashed into several vehicles hit a man getting out of his truck, lost control and slammed into a group of people in their front yard. The vehicle, determined to be...more

Info for San Diego Pedestrians Involved in Accidents

San Diego is a particularly dangerous city for pedestrians, according to a study performed by Transportation for America. Pedestrian deaths account for 22 percent of the city’s total traffic deaths, whereas the national...more

Hit and Run Accidents Rampant in Los Angeles

While hit-and-run accidents are a nationwide problem, Los Angeles is leading the way with staggering figures. According to AAA, 44% of all reported traffic accidents in Los Angeles are caused by hit-and-run drivers. This...more

If Drivers Injure Pedestrians, Do They Face Criminal Charges in New York City?

Assuming driver negligence caused injuries to a pedestrian, the possibility exists for criminal prosecution. But the NYPD may not investigate accidents that are not fatal, so many drivers cause injuries without facing...more

Fatal Southern California Hit and Run Accident Grim Reminder of Pedestrian Risk

Southern California provides temperate weather, beachside walking paths and a health-conscious population so many people in San Diego and throughout the region walk, jog and run for pleasure and fitness. Despite these...more

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