Thousands of pedestrians are injured every year in traffic accidents. Often these injuries are very serious, as we are dealing with an accident that involves a motor vehicle vs. a person. Groth Law Firm, S.C. has represented people across Wisconsin that have been injured in pedestrian knock down accidents and hit and run accidents.
These accidents can happen when drivers are not careful in a variety of situations, such as:
- Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots
- Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing
- Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk
Pedestrian accidents can result in injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes death. We work to help you make a monetary recovery for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and any other losses sustained in the accident.
Each year in the United States there are approximately 5,000 pedestrian accidents that result in death. In Wisconsin, there are approximately 50 deaths every year attributable to pedestrian vs. automobile accidents. More than 1,400 people are seriously injured each year in Wisconsin pedestrian accidents. That amounts to one Wisconsin pedestrian suffering an injury or death every 5 minutes.
Most Wisconsin pedestrian accidents occur at an intersection or in mid-block. In the majority of these accidents the automobile operator is at fault for causing or contributing to the accident.