Have you been seriously injured by a motor vehicle while walking in Alabama? In 2010, more than 1,500 pedestrians were taken to emergency rooms in the United States from injuries related to a cellphone while they were walking, according to a study published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal. In another review of pedestrian fatalities in 2010, it was found that 20 per cent of the pedestrians involved were distracted by means such as using a cell phone; MP3 player; a mobile device; pushing a shopping cart; walking a dog; or riding a skateboard.
If you have been seriously injured by a negligent driver while walking along the streets of Huntsville or Decatur, Alabama, it is of utmost importance to call a pedestrian accident attorney now. Randy Ferguson is a pedestrian accident attorney, and offers no fee consultations. We know you have questions. Let our team help cut through the redtape and get you the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-752-1998 for immediate assistance from one of our attorneys. We are here to help.
Alabama has several right-of-way laws that apply to pedestrians. These laws exist to protect vulnerable pedestrians. A number of pedestrian versus vehicle collisions in Alabama occur because motorists fail to follow these laws.
Pedestrian can be injured by a wide range of factors, from improperly designed intersections to inattentive driving. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
If you suffered a serious injury or your loved one was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit to collect monetary compensation for the damages associated with your injury or loss, including:
Pedestrians traffic accidents occur nearly 215 times a day. Nearly 70% of pedestrian fatalities are men. Confusion, talking on the phone, texting, eating and inattention are the two main reasons that accidents take place. Males have a high occurrence of accidents, along with young people, smaller children, of course, and then the elderly.
In 2011, 4,432 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 69,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes. In 2011, pedestrian deaths accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, and made up 3 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes.
This year, if the statistics are any indication at all, another 70,000 pedestrians will be injured in traffic-related accidents, and 5,000 more will die. We also know from statistics that nearly half of those deaths will occur between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., when our children are on their way home from school.
The law offices of Ferguson and Ferguson takes pride in giving each client individual and personal attention.
Our seasoned pedestrian accident attorneys have already handled thousands of cases involving pedestrians. If you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian related accident, call Ferguson & Ferguson. Call 256-534-3435 or 800-752-1998. We offer free consultations. We are here to help.
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Huntsville, AL 35801
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