According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 70,000 pedestrian accidents happen every year in the United States. Nearly 5,000 of these accidents are fatal. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than a vehicle passenger. Additionally, thousands of pedestrians are injured every year due to poor parking lot maintenance, sidewalk defects, and construction debris.
Whether the accident involves a vehicle or a property defect, injured pedestrians may recover damages if someone else’s negligence caused the accident to occur. This money can be used to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering.