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.
Speed, driver distraction, and eveningtime walking all contribute to car crashes that kill pedestrians with 5 percent of pedestrians killed each year by a drunk driver.
Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland have implemented plans to improve pedestrian safety through engineering, education, and enforcement.
In the wake of a pedestrian death of a loved one, the next steps to take are not always clear. At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis, & Lightfoot, LLP, our attorneys have experience in handling pedestrian death cases and can help you determine the right course of legal action.
Even with state and local strategies to reduce pedestrian deaths, unfortunately, they are still occurring at an alarming rate. If a family member or loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian death in Virginia, Maryland, or the D.C. area, our attorneys can help you.
There’s no reason for you to go through this difficult time alone. Contact our firm today to speak with an attorney and schedule a free case evaluation.