Unfortunately, the drivers of vehicles are not the only victims in car accidents. Auto-related pedestrian accidents are more common than you might think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 14 percent of all auto accident fatalities in the United States were pedestrians. In Baltimore City, Maryland, alone, 22 percent of those killed in automobile accidents in 2012 were pedestrians.
This does not even take into account the number of people who sustain serious injuries when they are struck by a motor vehicle while walking on the sidewalk, alongside the road, or crossing the street. If the person driving was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, driving recklessly, or otherwise negligently operating a vehicle, he or she could be held liable.
Personal Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents
The Law Offices of Edward J. Ehlers represent those who have been injured in automobile accidents due to the fault of another, including those who have died or sustained injuries in an auto-related pedestrian accident. We are experienced in Maryland personal injury law and the insurance system, and we are ready to help you seek compensation for your injuries.