Everyone walking on or near a roadway is a pedestrian. The CDC reported that in 2013, 19% of all pedestrian deaths were sixty-five years and older. Death for pedestrians 14 and younger was one out of every five. Statistically speaking, these are the two groups most at risk. The total number of pedestrians killed that year was 4,735 in the United States. That equates to one crash-related pedestrian death approximately every two hours.
The greatest cause for pedestrians being killed by a driver is alcohol. It holds a tremendous responsibility of 49%. Additional risk factors can be drivers driving at an increased speed, non-intersection areas, and poor lighting.
Just over this past weekend, two pedestrians were killed in Virginia Beach, VA in separate crashes. One victim, a 14-year-old Jericho Robison, was struck and killed at an intersection while returning home after a day of skateboarding and biking with friends. The second, a man hit at another intersection approx. 3:50 a.m. Sunday. The cause of both accidents has not been made public and likely the police are conducting a further investigation into both cases.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth understand the importance of an investigation. Our extensive resources allow our attorneys to stand by you confidently throughout the entire process of your claim, gathering the necessary evidence and negotiating the value of your claim. We can even take your case to court if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have experienced a pedestrian injury, please call one of our St. Louis personal injury attorneys we firmly believe in taking care of our clients from beginning to end.