A new report was published by the World Health Organization which found that nearly half of the 1.2 million people killed in car accidents around the world each year are not in cars. They are on motorcycles and bicycles or walking along roadsides.
Each year, over 60,000 people suffer a wrongful death and 100,000 are personally injured in pedestrian accidents in the United States. Car, truck, taxicab and motorcycle drivers are usually to blame for pedestrian accidents, but oftentimes it is distracted or drunk drivers (DUI) that cause pedestrian accidents. This is not alright with our pedestrian accident attorneys.
Car accidents were the 10th-leading cause of death in the world in 2004, behind lung cancer and ahead of diabetes, and they are on track to become the fifth-leading cause by 2030.
The report found that high-income countries, such as the United States and most of the nations in Europe, have about 52 percent of registered cars but only 8.5 percent of car accident deaths. Shockingly low income countries have 9 percent of the world’s cars but account for almost 42 percent of traffic deaths.
No matter where you live pedestrian accidents result in the wrongful deaths of many people each year. In addition to causing wrongful deaths, a pedestrian accident can cause a loved one or you personal injury and pain and suffering.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys know that auto accidents happen, but there are always ways of preventing them in the future. Car drivers can be as careful as possible but still never see a pedestrian. The easiest way to avoid a pedestrian accident is to make sure that car drivers can see you.
Please feel free to call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. We have a large bilingual staff that can assist you in either English or Spanish.