Car accidents in which one or more pedestrians are injured are all too common occurrences in this day and age. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2013, over 4,700 pedestrians were killed in car accidents in the country. This averages to just about one pedestrian car accident death every two hours.
In addition, more than 150,000 pedestrians were injured and treated in emergency room departments in non-fatal car accidents in 2013. The CDC estimates that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than any passenger occupants of a car. While many of these pedestrian deaths and injuries occur in urban areas where there are no pedestrian crosswalks, and at night, there are still way too many pedestrian and bystander injuries and deaths in this country.
When a pedestrian is injured, or when one loses a close family member in a pedestrian car accident, he or she may be legally entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income and future earnings, and lowered quality of life. Contact the car accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group today for a free case evaluation to determine if you may be legally entitled to compensation.