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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Accident Resource Center of Michigan

Serious accidents, especially auto accidents, are responsible for the majority of injuries, death and disability for individuals under the age of 40. A 2017 study of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association determined that pedestrian accidents throughout the U.S. are on the rise. Michigan ranked 7th of 52 states in total number of fatalities for the first six months of 2017 with 74 deaths, a 15.6% increase over the same period in 2016 when there were 64 pedestrian deaths.

Michigan car accidents are a major cause of death and multiple injuries to pedestrians. Most pedestrian fatalities occur primarily after dark on local streets or state highways. Multiple injuries involving pedestrians are a frequent result of car and truck crashes because the pedestrian usually sustains two distinct impacts: one from the vehicle that strikes the pedestrian and a second impact when the pedestrian hits the ground. Multiple injuries to a pedestrian can include wounds to the bones and joints, internal injuries, trauma to the skin and muscles, and injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Multiple injuries sustained by the pedestrians often result in death. If a pedestrian survives a Michigan auto accident, she or he often faces long-term medical treatment, loss of wages and difficulties with normal daily activities.

If you, a friend or loved one are a victim of a Michigan pedestrian accident, it is important that you speak with an experienced Michigan pedestrian accident lawyer to learn about how you can protect your rights. Complete the online form for a free case evaluation or call the toll-free of The Law Offices of Henry M. Hanflik at 1 (888) 905-4632.

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