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Car vs. Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Are on the Rise

If you are asking yourself, “What should I do if I was hit by a car?” right now, and you, or someone you know, has been hit by a car, call an ambulance right away (if you haven’t already).

Then, it is imperative that you dial 1-800-522-7274 and speak with the award-winning, California pedestrian accident lawyers of Wilshire Law Firm, immediately for a free case evaluation.

If someone you know has suffered a loss via pedestrian accident fatality, call Wilshire Law Firm immediately to get a free case evaluation. We are very sorry for your loss. We look forward to your call, and working with you to seek justice and fair compensation.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

There’s no denying that auto pedestrian accidents and injuries are tough to talk about. They happen every day, and they often result in fatalities. However, the more we are aware of these types of tragedies, the more they can be avoided.

Pedestrian Crossing

Many laws are in place to protect pedestrians crossing the street, most importantly, California Vehicle Code Section 21950.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA), from 2001 until 2015, vehicle pedestrian fatalities in the United States have hovered between 4,000 and 4,999 per year. However, in 2015, the number of pedestrian fatalities jumped above 5,000 for the first time, to 5,376. And in 2016, that number rose even higher to nearly 6,000, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Pedestrian Fatality Statistics

Pedestrian fatalities vs. total accident fatalities in the United States, (circa 2001-2015)

In that same time, total auto accident fatalities have dropped, from 42,106 in 2001 to 35,092 in 2015. Even though fewer car accident deaths are happening every year, that’s a 3% jump in auto vs. pedestrian deaths, from 12% to 15%. Cars are getting safer, but crossing the street is most certainly not.

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Which states have the most pedestrian accident fatalities?

According to the NHTSA, in 2009, California had the most pedestrian accident fatalities of any state, with 563. This can be attributed to California’s massive population (38 million people).

Florida has the second-most pedestrian fatalities of any state, followed by Texas, New York, and New Jersey. See below for the complete list of states.

Pedestrian Fatalities by State

Pedestrian fatalities by state (circa 2009)

Why should I contact a pedestrian accident lawyer?

The actions you take in the immediate moments following your accident are extremely important. First of all, you must call an ambulance if there is a serious injury. Then, you need to hire a car accident lawyer with a proven track-record in winning your type of case. If you don’t, the person’s responsible for your injuries will not be brought to justice, and you will not receive the fair compensation you deserve.

Here’s the good news: when you call Wilshire Law Firm, our experienced team of legal professionals will listen to your side of the auto vs. pedestrian accident story, completely – every single detail. Then, you will receive a free case evaluation on the spot.

If you do have a case, and choose to move forward with your claim, our team will get started right away working for you… for free! It’s part of our 30-day No-Fee Guarantee, meaning: no retainer fees for 30 days. We use these 30 days to prove, to you, our commitment to winning your case and getting you and your family the justice it deserves. When you decide to retain our services after the free 30 days, we then promise to you a Zero Fee Guarantee. If you don’t win, you don’t pay us a dime. That’s our promise to you!

Cedestrian Accidents

Injured in a pedestrian vs. auto accident? Call Wilshire Law Firm today! 1-800-522-7274.

Wilshire Law Firm is on your side 100%

We understand how difficult pedestrian accident fatalities are to deal with, in the aftermath. No one plans for these types of events to happen. That’s why they’re called “accidents.”

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We here at Wilshire Law Firm also know that hiring an attorney can sound intimidating. That’s why we’ve put all the pieces in place for all our clients to contact us for free, and see if they truly have a case.

Nothing can bring back your loved one who was killed in an accident, and nothing can erase the horrible memory of being hit by a car. But the car accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are here to make your life easier than it was before, and you’ll understand that from the very first second you pick up the phone and give us a call.


National Center for Statistics and Analysis

Governors Highway Safety Association

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