SEATTLE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
If you need a pedestrian accident attorney, Dixon Law Firm can help. We've helped numerous injury victims in Washington recover millions of dollars in damages for the injuries they have suffered. Many of these injured victims were innocent pedestrians hit by a vehicle. We will do everything we can to help you. Call us today at 206-330-0212 for a free consultation. We never charge any fees unless we win your case so there's no obligation to call us and get free legal information and advice.
Pedestrian Accident Information
Each year in Washington, thousands of innocent victims are injured or killed as they attempt to do something as simple as cross the street. Pedestrian injuries and deaths due to driver negligence is the cause of hundreds of traffic related accidents each day in the United States. It has been estimated that some 110,000 pedestrians are injured every year in the United States and that almost 60,000 pedestrians are killed in pedestrian accidents. Statistics like these are staggering. The victims of such accidents include people of all ages, but a large number of fatalities included here are elderly people and children. Pedestrians are so vulnerable and exposed when crossing a street that an impact from even a slow-moving vehicle can easily cause injury or death. Injuries sustained in these accidents are all too often severe or life threatening, and the damage to life and life can be catastrophic in many cases.
In 2002 the pedestrian accident statistics included these facts:
• Over 4,800 pedestrians died in traffic related accidents
• Pedestrians were injured every 7 minutes in traffic related accidents
• 68% of pedestrian fatalities were males
• Over 71,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic related accidents
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. Teaching children to stay in the crosswalks is no guarantee of their safety, either. Negligent drivers are on the roads all throughout the day, every day.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, there are so many variable to consider. The hospital bills can be enormous, simply because of the types of injuries one sustains when struck by an oncoming vehicle. Catastrophic type injuries such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are not uncommon in such cases.
At Dixon Law Firm, our lawyers are dedicated to helping pedestrian victims recover full compensation. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or disabled, or you simply need more information, please call us at (206) 330-0212.