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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents



The Parrish Law Firm discusses the common causes of pedestrian accidents and precautions every person should take when walking in areas where vehicles are involved.

The Parrish Law Firm discusses the common causes of pedestrian accidents and precautions every person should take when walking in areas where vehicles are involved.



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  • Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents Presented by The Parrish Law Firm
  • 5000 pedestrians are killed 84000 pedestrians are injured Every Year
  • Pedestrian accidents make up 11% Of all motor vehicle accidents 180000 Pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents Between 1975 and 2005
  • Most pedestrian deaths occur because of traumatic brain injury caused by the impact of the person's head against the hood or windshield of the striking vehicle.
  • Many of the non-fatal injuries reported by pedestrians following a crash with a motor vehicle involve damage to the lower limbs.
  • Factors involving pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles include: Drug or Alcohol Impairment Location Time of Day
  • In 2003 46% of pedestrian casualties involved inebriation by either the driver or the pedestrian. Of that figure 34% of the pedestrians had been legally intoxicated at the time of the crash.
  • Pedestrian crashes typically occur during the late afternoon and early evening hours presumably because of the reduced levels of visibility at a time when many people are on the road.
  • About 72% of the annually reported crashes occur in urban regions with significantly higher rates of incidents taking place at places other than crosswalks.
  • Although this type of accident may be the fault of the pedestrian, it is far more common for the blame to lie with the driver's negligence. Common types of driver negligence include: -Distracted driving -Speeding -Failing to stop at a pedestrian crosswalk -Driving with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit or after taking drugs
  • For more information, please visit www.theparrishlawfirm.com
  • James R Parrish is a former partner in one of the oldest trial law firms in Northern Virginia, whose members included one of the original judges of the Virginia Court of Appeals and three members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely recognized as the most select group of trial lawyers in the nation. Mr. Parrish has published two consumer guides, The Virginia Car Accident Guide and The Virginia Dog Bite Book. Mr. Parrish is the founding and principal attorney of The Parrish Law Firm, a Virginia law firm with a successful track record in winning personal injury cases and defending those charged with traffic violations or DWI. ABOUT