Injured pedestrian


It doesn’t matter what we do or where we live; we are all pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractures.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020, there were 55,000 injured pedestrians and 6,516 fatalities in the United States, meaning a pedestrian was killed every 81 minutes.

Although many factors impact pedestrian safety, it is essential to understand the basic measures you can take as a pedestrian and as a driver.

    Types of pedestrian accidents

    These accidents can occur in many ways, including:


      Vehicle Collisions

      This is the most common type of pedestrian accident and can occur when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian while driving or turning.


      Intersection Accidents

      Pedestrians can be hit while crossing a street or walking in a crosswalk.


      Backing Up Accidents

      These can happen when a driver backs up and hits a pedestrian walking behind the vehicle.


      Drunk Driving Accidents

      Impaired drivers may be more likely to cause pedestrian accidents due to reduced reaction time and impaired judgment.

      Tips to prevent them

      To avoid being involved in a pedestrian accident, consider the following safety tips:

      If you are walking:


      Stay visible

      Wear bright, reflective clothing when walking at night, and carry a flashlight.


      Use crosswalks

      Always use designated crosswalks when crossing the street, and follow traffic signals.


      Use sidewalks

      Avoid walking on roads, and if there is no sidewalk available, walk facing traffic as far from it as possible. 


      Stay alert

      Distractions such as texting or listening to music while walking may reduce your capability to focus on possible dangers. When crossing a street, look for cars or vehicles in all directions.


      Avoid alcohol

      Walking while impaired by drugs or alcohol can harm your judgment and reaction time.

      If you are driving:


      Stay alert

      Look out for pedestrians or animals everywhere, always. 


      Be cautious

      If the weather or external conditions cause reduced visibility is essential to slow down and be extra careful. 


      Respect the pedestrians

      Yield to them in crosswalks and stop back from the crosswalk, not over it. 


      Watch the speed limit

      There’s a reason behind every speed limit set on roads; respect it.

      Pedestrian accidents can result in severe personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractures. Victims may require hospitalization, surgery, or long-term rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. In some cases, the injuries sustained can be permanent and may have lifelong consequences.

      If you have been injured in this type of accident, contact us, we’ll be by your side helping you during your recovery, and you’ll be advised by an expert lawyer that will help you to understand your legal rights and pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident.

      How can we support you?

      Agape offers professional and attentive personal injury services to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. Our service includes medical care, which involves a team of specialists providing thorough attention to your recovery process. We also have a legal network that can guide you through the process. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


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      If you have been injured and need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      We are here to support you on your journey to recovery!