Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were 225 individuals killed in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. This number represents an increase over 2017 where there 200 fatalities in these crashes. In total, 9.2% of all pedestrian accidents resulted in fatalities in 2018. These numbers underscore the dangerous nature of pedestrian accidents and prove that they are capable of causing severe damage to their victims.
Each pedestrian crash must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine responsibility for the collision. Police will survey the scene, take photographs and measurements, and will interview witnesses in order to piece together the events that led up to the crash. Many pedestrian accidents in North Carolina take place due to the negligence of motorists. In many cases, drivers fail to stop at crosswalks, fail to yield to the pedestrian, or are otherwise inattentive to the presence of pedestrians. All of these negligent driving behaviors can lead to a crash that has a catastrophic outcome.
If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you could have valuable and important legal rights. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to receive compensation from the driver or their insurance company. While there is no amount of money that can ever erase the accident or bring back a loved one, it is common to experience sudden financial hardships following a serious crash and the compensation that you receive can help move you forward along your path to recovery.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help during this difficult time in your life. Our team works together to help our clients in achieving their goals. Since 2012, we have assisted hundreds of crash victims and their families in obtaining the justice that they deserve and during that time we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families.
To schedule your free consultation, please visit us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call toll-free at (833) 623-0042.
Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.