Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents in Utah and across our nation are a growing safety concern. Every year there are approximately 60,000 pedestrian fatalities in the United States and more than 110,000 pedestrian injuries. More often than not, these dangerous accidents are the result of driver negligence. Elevated traffic levels in combination with an increased interest in staying healthy and active through activities like rollerskating, walking, and jogging can be a recipe for disaster on our streets.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 64,000 pedestrians were injured and nearly 5,000 killed in auto accidents in 2005. Of that number, children under the age of 15 accounted for more than a quarter of these victims. The very nature of pedestrian accidents are serious and very often fatal. Pedestrians and bike riders have very little if any protection in a collision. The automobiles that they collide with can weigh upwards of a ton and when you add the velocity at which the vehicles travel, it is easy to see why so many pedestrians die in serious accidents. If they are fortunate enough to survive a serious pedestrian accident, their injuries can include broken bones, brain injuries, spine injuries, paralysis, and coma.

How a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help

These very serious injuries often have significant long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the injured and their family. The personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas work closely with clients affected by a pedestrian accident to help ensure that they receive fair compensation for their injuries. When another person’s negligent driving results in serious injury to you or a loved one, you should not have to bear the cost of recovery. Insurance companies are notorious for offering victims small settlements, which is why it is so important to contact a pedestrian accident lawyer immediately. We know the true value of your case and can help insure the best possible result for you and your loved ones.

If you or someone you love has suffered through a pedestrian accident in Utah and you feel it is the result of the negligence of another, we urge you to call us at 801-506-0800 (Main number), 801-224-2999 (Utah County) or 801-294-9500 (Davis County) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Further reading: Crosswalks, Pedestrian Laws, Pedestrian FAQs, Pedestrian Accident Resources, Pedestrian Accident Statistics