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Pedestrian Accidents

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Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

We Fight for Your Compensation to Make Our Roads a Safer Place

Because of the health and environmental benefits, more and more people are electing to walk from place to place whenever possible. Although it seems like a much safer alternative to driving or even riding a bicycle, statistics show otherwise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) recorded for 2013 that of all transportation fatalities, 14% were pedestrians.

Whether this increase in pedestrian fatalities is related to the growing decision to walk or related to drivers’ widespread inconsideration of them is hard to say. In either case, our personal injury team at Arnold & Itkin believes that it is the responsibility of commercial and passenger drivers alike to prioritize pedestrian safety, as they are more vulnerable to dramatic injury than those in motor vehicles.

If you or your loved one suffered fatal or serious injuries as a pedestrian in Louisiana, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (888) 493-1629.

National Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Overall, these statistics suggest that walking is no longer the safe choice of transportation that it once was. Additionally, few traffic adjustments are being to prevent these fatalities. Sidewalks and crosswalks have existed for quite some time, but pedestrians using these are still falling victim to negligent driving, while it be a while before we see any real reinvention of pedestrian traffic safety systems.

In 2013, the NHTSA found the following:

  • Nearly 5,000 pedestrian fatalities were recorded by the NHTSA in 2013.
  • 97 of those took place in Louisiana, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 more likely to die in a traffic accident than those in motor vehicles (CDC).
  • 1/5 or 20% of pedestrian fatalities occur in those 65 years of age or older.
  • 1/5 or 20% of pedestrian fatalities occur in those between 5 and 15 years of age.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Because pedestrians move at a much slower rate and in a much more controllable manner, it is difficult to imagine many different scenarios wherein a pedestrian would be at fault in a collision with a motor vehicle.

The most prevalent causes of pedestrian injuries and fatalities are related to driver negligence:

  • Driving through crosswalks or failing to come to a complete stop
  • Driver distraction, such as texting or otherwise operating a phone
  • Drivers turning right without considering pedestrians in the crosswalk
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

One cause unlisted here has to do with the way that most drivers view the road. As a driver of a passenger vehicle, most are only looking for other vehicles. This can cause a slight disability to see pedestrians, as drivers simply are not looking for them, while this is far from an excuse.

Protecting Yourself on the Road

Whether you are researching an attorney for yourself or for your loved who recently suffered an injury in a pedestrian accident, you still may want to protect yourself for the next time you are traveling on foot.

Simple ways to make yourself more visible and out of the way of motor vehicle drivers:

  • Carry a flashlight at night
  • If possible, try to wear bright clothing
  • Only cross at crosswalks; avoid jaywalking
  • Abide by road signs and wait for signals

Promoting Your Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

Our aggressive legal team has had extensive success in winning compensation for our clients in personal injury cases. In a five year period of such cases, we collectively won over $1 billion dollars. We are the team you want behind you in your fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered injuries walking down a Louisiana street, call Arnold & Itkin LLP at (888) 493-1629 to arrange your first steps toward recovering damage.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $114 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
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