Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities not Uncommon

As a pedestrian, you can suffer catastrophic personal injuries if you are involved in a car accident. Completely unprotected, you are vulnerable in the face of a fast-moving vehicle.

Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries and fatalities are fairly common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,280 pedestrians died in auto accidents in 2010, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year. In 2010, pedestrian fatalities made up 13 percent of total auto accident fatalities.

In New Hampshire, 9 people were killed by auto accidents in 2010, and 4 people died as a result of accidents in Vermont. Relative to other states, we have a low rate of this kind of fatalities. Nonetheless, it is important for the loved ones of deceased pedestrians, and for injured pedestrians, to recover compensation for their losses.

Pedestrians can suffer severe personal injury. Examples of such bodily harm include:

  • Brain trauma
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Disfigurement

If your personal injury resulted from an accident that was not your fault, you deserve compensation from the responsible party. You may be facing disability, emotional and mental anguish, lost income and insurmountable medical bills. As your personal injury attorneys, we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

For a consultation with an experienced Concord, New Hampshire personal injury attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss.

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