According to the national Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes in the United States alone. Out of all the deaths attributed to traffic fatalities, pedestrian deaths accounted for roughly 12% of that total. A person walking or running has no chance against a vehicle of any kind and these accidents usually result in broken bones, brain injuries, spinal injuries, or even wrongful death. Most of the time, these can be avoided if the driver had been paying more attention to the road or knew the rules of the road in the first place. Our attorneys can look over your case and decide what is necessary to get your medical expenses paid for and you recover damages for everything you’ve been put through.
The number one cause of pedestrian accidents is negligence from the operator of the vehicle. There are many rules in place that protect the safety of pedestrians that drivers must follow, but many times drivers aren’t focusing at the task at hand. Instead of being a responsible driver and watching out for pedestrians, they fail to follow the law and cause a devastating injury. The increase use of cell phones can easily cause drivers to be distracted and possibly run a stop light or fail to yield to a pedestrian where the person has the right of way. Many other accidents are caused by excessive speeding, drunken driving, and road rage.
While most pedestrian accidents occur with vehicles, there are thousands of injuries in which vehicles have no involvement. Unfortunately, people get injured in many different scenarios where there is a negligent or responsible party. Property owners can be held responsible if it can be proved that they were negligent in maintaining a safe environment and this lack of care has caused an injury to someone on the property. If you have been injured because of a poorly maintained structure or non-maintained property, we can help you file a premises liability claim on your behalf.
The Clark Law Office is committed to getting you the most favorable result possible. Whether you have been injured from an automobile or from a non-vehicular accident, we can use our 30 years knowledge of Michigan law to help you recover the most amount of damages possible. David M. Clark has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts for his clients and will fight to make sure the parties responsible are held accountable. We charge no attorney fees unless you win your case, give us a call for a totally free consultation at (517) 347-6900 to discuss your case.