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Have You Been Injured in a Crosswalk? Call (205) 386-6844.

Few people are more vulnerable to injury than a pedestrian crossing a street. But, most people walk across streets several times a day without incident. Whenever a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, it is illegal for any motor vehicle to enter that crosswalk. Sadly, though, pedestrians do sometimes get injured or killed while in crosswalks.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crosswalk accident, it's important to contact an experienced Birmingham pedestrian accident attorney. The legal team at Birmingham’s Guster Law Firm, LLC has successfully represented Alabama injury victims and their families for years. Call us today for a free consultation at (205) 386-6844.

Cell Phone Distraction

A growing cause of all traffic accidents today is cell phone distraction. While there are laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving, many drivers ignore these laws. There are no laws against cell phone use while walking, but the practice can result in serious injury and death.

Damages in a Birmingham Crosswalk Accident

Face it, a pedestrian is never going to win in an accident with 4,000 pound automobile. If you or a family member has been in a crosswalk accident, you or they can pursue any of the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death damages

Troubling Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 76,000 pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year in the U.S. Over 5,000 pedestrians die in accidents annually.

The elderly and children are the most at risk. Pedestrians aged 65 and older account for 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths and about 10 percent of all pedestrians injured. One in every five children between the ages of five and 15 killed in traffic crashes are pedestrians.

Common Causes for Motor Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama

Both drivers and pedestrians can contribute to the cause of a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident. For drivers, this can include the following:

For pedestrians, the following are practices that can contribute to being injured by a motor vehicle:

  • Not paying attention to their surroundings
  • Distracted walking
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Not crossing at a designated crosswalk or straying outside the crosswalk

Get the Help You Need from our Alabama Crosswalk Accident Attorneys

To get the legal help you need and the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you consult an experienced car wreck attorney. The legal team at Guster Law Firm, LLC has over a decade of experience fighting for the rights of crosswalk injury victims in Alabama. Call our Birmingham accident lawyers today for a free consultation. You can reach us at (205) 386-6844.

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