We often think of car accidents in terms of two or more vehicles, but of course, pedestrians can also be victims. Whereas drivers and passengers have the protection of an automobile's steel frame, pedestrians have little to nothing standing between them and the vehicle. That means the stakes are much higher,...Read More
Millions of tourists visit Washington, D.C. every year. Thousands of government workers reside in the District as well. What do they have in common? Both groups include countless pedestrians who make their way across the city by foot every day. With such high foot traffic, pedestrian accidents are inevitable. Indeed, hundreds...Read More
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
Hit and Run Accident Attorneys in Washington D.C., Maryland Virginia Assisting Pedestrian VictimsTwo men died in less than 24 hours in separate DC pedestrian accidents this month. On Thursday after 2:00 a.m., a 44-year-old victim was struck while leaving the restaurant he owned in the Shaw neighborhood. A breathalyzer was administered to the... 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