Articles Tagged with Pedestrian Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians rank among the worst types of crashes. They often result in serious pedestrian accidents are commoninjury or death. An unprotected pedestrian walking across the street or on the side of a road is simply no match for a speeding vehicle made of steel and weighs more than a ton.

However, a new study released in May 2020 says not all vehicles are alike when it comes to pedestrian accidents.

Despite recent design changes, sport utility vehicles, also known as SUVs, are more likely to kill pedestrians than cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

IIHS notes that the number of individuals killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States has dropped from more than 50,000 in 1980 to approximately 36,600 in 2018 thanks in part to safety advancements. In contrast, the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle collisions has been on the rise over the past ten years. Continue reading

Boston car accidents in which pedestrians are hit often result in serious personal injury or death. These cases often involve substantial pain and suffering and other types of legal damages so the plaintiff’s pedestrian accident lawyer will often have to look to all possible sources of potential recovery when fighting for a full and appropriate settlement or jury verdict should the case go to trial. To make matters worse, these incidents are on the rise.

Boston car accident lawsuitsAccording to federal data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in one year alone, there nearly 5,400 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents across the nation, and this amounts to one pedestrian being killed every 1.6 hours on average.  As discussed in one article from WBUR News, these numbers seem to be increasing year over year all across the country, and we are seeing such an increase in Massachusetts as well.

Causes of Increased Pedestrian Deaths in Boston

When a car hits a pedestrian, there is often significant personal injury or death.  Due to the fact that a car weights over 2,000 pounds and is moving, and a pedestrian has almost no protection, the pedestrian would be very fortunate to only suffer minor injuries, and that is not usually the case.

Boston car accidentsFor this reason, car accident lawsuits often involve substantial damages.  Damages, which is the legal term for the monetary loss suffered in a Boston car accident, often include money for pain and suffering, lost wages, past medical bills, future medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, and other types of special damages. Continue reading

Car accidents in which the victim is a pedestrian are often the most serious types of automobile accidents we see in Boston.  These cases are also the most likely types of car accidents to result in a fatality.

mWyoxDu-224x300According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, a 15-year-old girl from East Boston has died in a car accident.  Authorities are reporting that this deadly pedestrian accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on a Tuesday evening.  While Boston police have not released much information on how the crash occurred, we do know that the driver stayed on the scene following the fatal accident and was cooperative with police.  Continue reading

According to a recent report from WHDH Boston, one man died in a fatal car accident in Natick, Massachusetts in Middlesex County just outside of Boston.   Authorities have said three pedestrians were in front of a store when a car came flying toward them and hit them.

needforspeedThe alleged at-fault driver was an 80-year-old woman in a Buick, of which she apparently lost control before hitting the group of men. Other witnesses to the horrific accident said she was clearly driving above the posted speed limit, which caused the vehicle to lose control, hit a curb, and fly into the air before crashing into the three men. Continue reading

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