In a recent report on pedestrian safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 and in 2017 nationwide.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities increased 27 percent in the ten years from 2007 to 2016.
- The number of pedestrian fatalities has grown substantially faster... Read More
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Helping Clients in Washington D.C., Maryland and VirginiaAccording to statistics from local police agencies, 50 or 60 people in the D.C. area are struck by vehicles and killed every year, with average deaths peaking in August. These deaths are part of... Read More
Washington D.C. Accident Lawyers also Serving in Maryland and Virginia AreaDaylight savings time will be ending in early November, and coinciding with its end, the Street Smart program will begin another ad push and enforcement period. Because night falls quicker in winter, pedestrians can be harder... Read More
Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Helping Accident Victims in Washington D.C., Maryland and VirginiaLast month, at least four people were killed in D.C. pedestrian accidents over a two-week period and several more sustained injuries. Despite this spike in vehicle accidents involving pedestrians, police data shows 2016... Read More
Tesla Self-Driving Car Accident Attorneys in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia Ready to AssistIn a previous blog, we talked about how a self-driving car in Autopilot mode failed to recognize a semi-truck that had pulled out in front of it, causing a fatal accident. However, it seems another autonomous vehicle made headlines for... Read More
When a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a vehicle, the only way that pedestrian or cyclist can collect damages is if the incident was found to be 100 percent the car driver’s fault. If the pedestrian or cyclist is found even 1 percent at fault, they receive nothing to cover medical expenses or...Read More
A recent analysis of U.S. crash data by the journal BMJ Open Access shows wheelchair users are 36 percent more likely to die in crashes with cars compared to pedestrians not bound to wheelchairs. The study, conducted by experts at Georgetown University in Washington...Read More
Not surprisingly, a survey taken among more than 1,000 residents of D.C. showed that most residents have a major issue with the recent proposals lawmakers have made to increase traffic fines and, in some cases, nearly double them. Additionally, the District is installing more traffic cameras, particularly in school zones, where fines can reach...Read More