PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY VEHICLES
The statistics on pedestrian accidents are startling. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 5,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle related crashes, and approximately 75,000 people in are injured each year. Most of these accidents occur when people attempt to cross busy highways and streets.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DEFECTS
Pedestrian accidents also occur as a result of numerous defects in sidewalks and streets. This results from City or State's failure to maintain sidewalks, parking lots, or failure to plan construction projects accordingly. In some cases, the City may be negligent for improperly planning for pedestrian activities. The City should include reasonable accommodations for pedestrians -- especially handicapped pedestrians.
HAS YOUR CHILD BEEN INJURED IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident, whether its by a vehicle or property defect, you may recover damages for their injuries. Gaskins Law Group is skilled at determining who is at fault and establishing negligence in such cases. In order to prove negligence in pedestrian cases, you must prove the following:
Seth S. Gaskins, Esq.