There was a recent article on the KSPR website about how Springfield Missouri pedestrian accidents are increasing as well as increasing nationally. In many instances it is likely inattention by both the pedestrian and the driver, but in some instances it is driver inattention.
Also interesting, a 2003 study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found 18 percent of all pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide were hit and run accidents. Pedestrian accident fatalities between 1998 and 2001 ranged from 3,612 people to 4,003 people died each year in pedestrian accidents. According to the most recent statistics, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents nationwide in 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I suspect that this number has gone up in the last ten years as there are more and more uninsured drivers on the road.
If you or or a family member was injured by someone who caused by inattention in Missouri, The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions about your Springfield Missouri pedestrian accident. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a distracted driver but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.