The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. This equates to one death every 88 minutes. In 2018, the number of pedestrians killed was 6,283, which is the highest number since 1990.
A Fort Myers pedestrian accident lawyer recently said the American Automobile Association (AAA) conducted a series of tests using vehicles with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection alerts on a closed course with dummy pedestrians. The vehicles struck the dummy pedestrians that were crossing the road 60 percent of the time. (These tests were conducted in daylight hours at speeds of 20 mph.)
According to “Pedestrian fatality risk as a function of car impact speed” Accident Analysis & Prevention, “Higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of any injuries.”
Pedestrians suffer much more serious injuries when struck by high-speed vehicles than when struck by vehicles going more slowly. When speed limits are reduced, there is a very significant influence on pedestrian injuries and deaths.
Victims of pedestrian accidents should contact a pedestrian accident lawyer immediately after seeking medical attention. Fort Myers pedestrian accident lawyers can help victims throughout the state of Florida recover compensation for past and future medical care expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and past and future loss of the enjoyment of life.
“If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a pedestrian accident, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are available to assist you 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation,” said Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Randall Spivey.
Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.