Pedestrian Safety: Alabama’s Rules of the Road

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Hit by a car in Alabama: Danger indicators & rules of the road for pedestrians. In 2014, a pedestrian was killed by a car or truck every two hours, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which goes on to report that, “on average, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and an estimated …

Pedestrian Accidents and Ways to Reduce Them

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Three pedestrians died when a tow truck left the road and crashed into them, reports WWLTV. The accident happened at the intersection of South Carrollton and Tulane Avenues just before 5 p.m. Another pedestrian and the tow truck driver sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital. The accident also caused damage to multiple parked vehicles …

Woman Injured in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

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A woman was injured in a hit-and-run accident near the intersection of Skyline Drive and W. Ridgeway Street. According to a report by WJTV12, the victim was hit by an SUV at around 5:30 a.m. She suffered a leg injury but was listed in stable condition. This crash highlights an alarming trend across the United …

1 Girl Dies, another Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Crash

Two young girls were hit by a pickup truck shortly after leaving school. According to WTVY, the truck driver appeared to be a teenager. Emergency responders transported the two children to the hospital. One of the victims was listed in critical condition and later died of her injuries. The other girl suffered serious wounds that …

What Should You Do after a Pedestrian Accident? 4 Tips from a Gulfport Injury Attorney

Few unexpected tragedies can match the trauma of a pedestrian accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,735 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2013, which equates to one accident-related pedestrian death every two hours. Another 150,000 pedestrians received treatment in emergency departments for non-fatal injuries.

4 Safety Tips for Pedestrians in Louisiana

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Advice from a New Orleans Accident Lawyer Car crashes involving pedestrians are likely to end with severe injuries. In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year, more than 150,000 pedestrians received emergency treatment for non-fatal injuries. Pedestrians have no …

How to Avoid 3 Common Pedestrian Accidents – Advice from a Baton Rouge Personal-Injury Attorney

How to Avoid 3 Common Pedestrian Accidents – Advice from a Baton Rouge Personal-Injury Attorney

Pedestrian accidents are more common than you might think. According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 4,735 pedestrians died in car crashes in 2013. In the same year, there were approximately 66,000 reported pedestrian injuries.   A pedestrian accident can cause fractures, brain trauma, abdominal injuries and worse. The medical bills can be overwhelmingly …

What Are the Most Common Pedestrian Injuries?

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An Alexandria Accident Lawyer Investigates Most people feel safe walking on sidewalks until they cross paths with a negligent driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian injuries are becoming more common. In 2013, the number of pedestrian deaths rose to 4,735. An estimated 69,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents, 11,000 of whom …

2 Tips for Teaching Children to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

2 Tips for Teaching Children to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

In a matter of seconds, a serious accident can change a child’s life forever. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a large portion of pedestrian accident victims are teens and young children. Each year, more than 4,000 pedestrians die in road accidents, and an estimated 76,000 sustain serious injuries. Many of these collisions …

Car Accident in Mobile Claims the Life of One Pedestrian

Car Accident in Mobile Claims the Life of One Pedestrian

According to AL.com, a single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a pedestrian in Mobile late last week. Reports indicate that the 46-year-old man entered U.S. 98 on foot around 7:30 in the evening when a pickup truck struck and killed him. Police are still investigating the crash. If you or someone you love has been …

Pedestrian Safety in Road Work Construction Zones

Pedestrian Safety in Road Work Construction Zones

  As you may have noticed, there is a large amount of road construction taking place in New Orleans recently. Although roadway maintenance and improvements are necessary and in many cases a welcomed change, it can be quite frustrating. The increased congestion, traffic and obstructed sight lines are often dangerous, especially when drivers are suddenly …

Pedestrian Safety at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Pedestrian Safety at New Orleans Jazz Fest

  It’s that time of year again — with April showers and May flowers comes the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, a two-weekend festival experience that brings a stellar music lineup, the best New Orleans food, and local arts and crafts vendors to the New Orleans Fairgrounds every year. With the festival comes large …

Pedestrian Accidents During Festival Season

Pedestrian Accidents During Festival Season

  Pedestrian safety at Louisiana festivals In New Orleans and throughout South Louisiana we are blessed with a multitude of festivals, concerts, sporting events and countless other diversions that draw major crowds. Unfortunately, with large crowds also come injuries from vehicle/pedestrian collisions and pedestrian accident injuries. As a pedestrian, you are entitled to great deference …