Why Are
Pedestrian Accidents Rising?

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

  • Distracted Driving(for example: texting, adjusting the radio, grooming)
  • Speeding(especially in residential areas and pedestrian areas out of school zones)
  • Drinking and Driving
  • Distracted Driving in a Crosswalk
  • Poor Driving Conditions(weather, visibility, and road conditions)
  • Jaywalking(both legally and illegally)

Pedestrian Death Statistics in the United States

  • Pedestrian accident deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018, with 6,227 pedestrians killed in crashes.
  • Pedestrian accidents account for 16 percent of all fatal crashes.
  • Factors contributing to the increased death rate include a growing population, cheap gas, distracted driving, and larger vehicles.
  • More than 129,000 pedestrian accident victims were treated in emergency rooms during a single recent year.
  • Older adults and children are the most likely to die in a pedestrian accident.
  • Pedestrians are 150 percent more likely to be killed in a crash, when compared to occupants of a motor vehicle.

Why Are Pedestrian Deaths So High?

  • There are more ways than ever to drive while distracted with cell phones, more complex vehicle entertainment systems, and more.
  • Vehicles are becoming bigger and heavier. Pickups and SUVs can cause more harm to pedestrians.
  • Increased population in cities without appropriate modifications to roads and infrastructure creates hazards for pedestrians.

How Can The Terry Law Firm Help Me?

  • The Terry Law Firm is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and powerful interests.
  • The Terry Law Firm can fight to ensure any settlement or compensation is fair and covers necessary expenses.
  • The Terry Law Firm can walk injured pedestrians through the police report and accident documentation process, including an independent investigation into the true cause of the accident.
  • If a negotiated settlement isn’t possible, The Terry Law Firm will be ready to stand up for your rights in court.