Every year in North Carolina, more than 2,000 pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles. Pedestrian Accidents are a major public health issue, and are responsible for far too many tragic and preventable injuries and deaths each year.
Pedestrians that were injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior need the representation of an experienced, dedicated North Carolina Personal Injury law firm. At Henson Fuerst, we care about the safety of you and your family, and we want to make sure that all pedestrians arrive at their destinations safely.
If you or a loved one was hit by a motor vehicle while walking, jogging or biking, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills and lost wages. At Henson Fuerst, we will fight hard to protect your rights and secure the full and fair compensation you deserve after a Pedestrian Accident.
The Facts Are:
- Pedestrian accidents were responsible for 179 fatalities in NC
- On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours
- Every 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured in a traffic collision
- There was an estimated 65,000 pedestrians who were injured due to traffic accidents across the U.S, and 4,884 fatalities
On every trip, pedestrians face an increased risk of injury, and even death, when compared to occupants of passenger vehicles. However, there are several steps that North Carolina pedestrians can take to protect themselves and reduce their risk of being involved in a tragic Pedestrian Accident:
- Use the Crosswalk: Whenever possible, use a designated crosswalk when crossing the street. Crosswalks alert drivers to be aware of pedestrians in the area and are extremely important in preventing Pedestrian Accidents.
- Stick to the Sidewalk: It is always best to avoid walking in the street. If you are walking or running along a road where there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder of the road, facing oncoming traffic. This allows drivers to see you earlier and gives them more time to react.
- Be Cautious at Night: If you are walking, jogging or biking after dark, be extremely cautious and make yourself clearly visible to oncoming vehicles. Nearly 3 out of every 4 pedestrian fatalities in 2013 took place after dark. Always wear bright, reflective colors and avoid dark clothing if you are going out at night.
- For Parents: Talk to your kids early and often about the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street, and set a good example of proper Pedestrian Safety at all times.
- For Cyclists: At Henson Fuerst, we are avid cyclists and care deeply about your safety. For more information about bicycle and helmet safety, visit our Ride Safe Bicycle Safety page here.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a Pedestrian Accident that was not your fault, Henson Fuerst is here to help. Call us today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online to speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Pedestrian Accident attorneys absolutely FREE.
When you call, a member of our compassionate North Carolina Personal Injury team will discuss every detail of your case and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected. If your accident was caused by the negligence of a motorist, you should not be held responsible for your medical bills, lost wages pain and suffering.
At Henson Fuerst, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you. You will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.
Trust Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters.