Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in the United States

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in the United States

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a report showing that pedestrian deaths due to traffic accidents are the highest they have been in almost 30 years. Projected numbers indicate that about 6,227 pedestrians died in 2018, which is a 51.5 percent increase from 2009 and the highest number since 1990. Pedestrians now account for about 16 percent of traffic-related fatalities.  An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help get you maximum compensation for your injuries and hold drivers liable. Why have pedestrians suffered so many life-threatening injuries recently? While there are no definitive answers, the GHSA report surmises two reasons: SUVs and smartphones. SUVs - While more people are walking, more sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are also seen on the roads. There are also more and more SUVs involved…
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6 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

6 Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident

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It may not be pleasant to think about, but most of us will be involved in some kind of car accident during our lives. Out of the nearly 6 million car crashes each year in the U.S., approximately one-third of them result in injury to the driver or passengers. And even when these injuries are not life-threatening, car crashes can be significantly traumatic, physically and psychologically. In the moments following a collision, it can be hard to stay calm and think clearly, but this is a critical window; doing the right things in these moments can set you up for a much better recovery. If you are involved in a car accident and wish to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your interests as well as possible, there are several…
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