Pedestrian Accidents: Few people on the road are as vulnerable as joggers, walkers, bicyclists, and other pedestrians. Approximately 1,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents in the United States annually with thousands more injured. When a motor vehicle strikes a person, the result can be devastating, causing permanent or temporary injuries, disability, and even death.
Pedestrian accidents occur due to a variety of factors, especially driver error. Weather conditions, compromised vision due to road conditions, traffic patterns, and the behavior of other drivers can all contribute to the occurrence of pedestrian accidents. Poorly marked crosswalks or drivers who are not familiar with right-of-way laws can also contribute to these devastating accidents. While nothing can undo an injury or disability, you have the law on your side and can get compensation.