Residents of a North Carolina town are speaking out about the recent pedestrian accidents in the neighborhood. The East Durham residents believe the lack of sidewalks and bike lanes are the cause of many pedestrians accidents. Just earlier this month a hit-and-run on Junction Road occurred. The residents are frustrated that walking, riding bikes or playing outside is dangerous due to the busy streets. There are several residents whose only means of transportation is walking, and many believe that the city of Durham does not provide safe access for pedestrians. The city of Durham has responded to the residents saying they are working on the issue but claims it will take time. Major factors in the installation of sidewalks are citizen forums, funding, approvals, and acquiring the property. The city says they will not be able to improve all 235 roads of Durham. That is why they are focusing on the major intersections in the city. Recommendations will be made next year as to when to move forward and were to install the sidewalk. In the meantime, residents will have to stay off the streets or walk to destinations with extreme caution.Have you been injured by a vehicle while you were walking on a sidewalk, crosswalk or in a parking lot? Don’t settle with the insurance company before speaking to a pedestrian accident attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. Our skill and experience is crucial when negotiating for your compensation. Our attorneys know and understanding the intricacies of pedestrian accident law, and we will successfully resolve your claim. At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our pedestrian accident attorneys are available 24 hours a day to help you understand your legal option. Contact our St. Louis legal office at your convenience.
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