Every 8 minutes, a pedestrian sustains an injury in a traffic accident in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s more than 69,000 injuries each year. In some cases, such accidents are fatal. In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in accidents nationwide. That figure has been declining nearly every year since 1998, when 5,228 pedestrians were killed across the country.
Sadly, Massachusetts is not immune to pedestrian accidents. Just recently, a man was killed while crossing the street in East Longmeadow.
Statistically, men are much more likely than women to be killed in a pedestrian accident. More than 70 percent of all pedestrians killed are men. And while such accidents can happen anytime or anywhere, the vast majority of pedestrian accidents happen at night (70 percent) and in urban areas (72 percent). Perhaps more surprisingly, 89 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen during normal weather conditions.
Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident can be difficult. We can help. The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone will vigorously defend you. When you choose us, you get a law firm that understands the law and knows how to win.
Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. We’re on your side.