Injuries resulting from pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes on public roadways are termed pedestrian-motor vehicle traffic (PMVT) injuries. 4,749 pedestrians were reported to have been killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2003. These deaths accounted for 11% of the 42,643 motor vehicle deaths nationwide that year. An estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions.
Speeding is a major contributing factor in crashes of all types. In 2003, speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes. Speeding has serious consequences when a pedestrian is involved. Fatal pedestrian collisions occur more often during periods of darkness.
If you or a family member has suffered from a pedestrian motor vehicle injury, our firm has the experience and expertise to represent your interests and can help recover any damages that resulted from the incident.