Here’s a startling statistic about the link between pedestrian accidents and texting. If you’re texting while crossing the street, you’re four times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who’s not texting. Specifically, you have a 25 percent chance of being hit by a car while crossing the street if you’re texting. If you are not texting, you have a 6 percent chance of being hit by a vehicle, according to scientific study conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania? Injured by a driver talking on a cell phone in New Jersey? You need a tough Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights. You need Flager & Yockey. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys near Philadelphia thoroughly understand each state’s unique laws concerning texting and pedestrians. We then use this information to help you decide the best course of action in your case. No one deserves to suffer because of someone else’s reckless behavior. Put your trust in a New Jersey personal injury attorney who puts people first. Contact Flager & Yockey.
Pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries – and even death – every day across America. More than 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year in accidents on average nationwide. In 2009, a total of 4,092 pedestrians were killed in U.S. auto accidents, according to the latest statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.
Serious accidents demand serious attention. Take back control. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Pennsylvania attorney who will work tirelessly for you. Contact Flager & Yockey. We’re on your side.