Goldsboro Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
While walking is good exercise and great for short distances, pedestrians are at risk every time they take to the streets. Motorists fail to watch out for them and drive through crosswalks, causing injury and even death. With the advent of cell phones, distracted drivers often pay more attention to their devices than to the road and the cars and people around them. Unfortunately, this had led to an increase in pedestrian deaths in the U.S.
At Strickland Agner Pittman, our team of Goldsboro pedestrian accident attorneys is well aware of the damage that can be inflicted on pedestrians by negligent drivers. We represent those who have been injured in accidents in and around Goldsboro.
Pedestrian Accident Cases in North Carolina
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association:
- 7.485 pedestrians died in 2021 in traffic accidents
- Pedestrian deaths have increased faster than all other traffic deaths
- The number of pedestrian deaths in 2021 was the largest in 40 years
- Speeding is an increasing factor in pedestrian fatalities
Because they lack any type of bodily protection, pedestrians are more vulnerable to serious and catastrophic injuries and death than the occupants of cars and trucks. Even at low speeds, pedestrians struck by cars can suffer multiple broken bones, organ damage, brain injuries, and spinal cord damage. These types of injuries can result in temporary or even permanent disability, altering the person’s life forever.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents and injuries include:
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Drunk and/or drugged driving
- Failing to yield the right of way, especially at crosswalks
These types of accidents commonly occur in urban areas, where pedestrians walk the sidewalks and cross heavily trafficked city streets.
As a pedestrian, if you are injured by a negligent driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for damages, such as your medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income. Wrongful death lawsuits can also be filed on behalf of family members who lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident fatality.
If you or someone you care about has been injured as a pedestrian, our team is here to fight for maximum compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We have the years of experience and negotiation and litigation skills needed to help you secure the best possible outcome.