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Pedestrian fatality rate on the increase
Many people in Illinois are routinely at risk of experiencing a pedestrian accident involving being struck by some type of motor vehicle. The stark reality is that not only are pedestrian accidents on the increase but fatalities resulting from pedestrian and motor vehicle incidents are also on the rise in recent years.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrians killed in accidents involving motor vehicles reached nearly 6,300 in 2018, the most recent year a full set of NHTSA data is available. The number of pedestrians killed in this manner represents the highest fatality rate since 1990.
The NHTSA has enumerated a set of strategies that have been proven effective at lowering the risk of an accident while walking. A primary tactic is to always follow the rules of the road and walk on a sidewalk whenever one is available.
Walk in a direction facing and not with traffic. This permits you the ability to be better aware of vehicles in your immediate vicinity. When walking, you can also reduce the risk of injury and even death by maintaining your concentration on the task at hand. You need to minimize distractions. This includes setting aside electronic devices when walking as means to ensure that your focus on the road and what is going on around you.
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, you may suffer significant injuries. In order to best protect your legal rights after such an accident, you should seriously consider retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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