Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Tacoma
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the United States, injuring approximately 69,000 and killing 4,432 in 2011, an increase of about 3 percent from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention succinctly state the problem: “Pedestrians — people who travel by foot, wheelchair, stroller, or similar means — are among the most vulnerable users of the road. In the next 24 hours, on average, more than 460 people will be treated in an emergency department for traffic-related pedestrian injuries. In the next 2 hours, on average, one pedestrian will die from injuries in a traffic crash.”