Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Helping Pedestrians Injured in Severe Motor Vehicle Accidents

The NHTSA has reported that over 7,500 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2022—the highest number since 1981. This alarming increase highlights not only our dangerous roads caused by distracted driving and other hazards, but also the lack of infrastructure required to allow pedestrians and vehicles to interact safely.

As of 2022, Louisiana is home to some of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in the country, with our pedestrian fatality rate second only to New Mexico. New Orleans has enacted a “Complete Streets” policy to “create a more comprehensive and integrated transportation network that balances the needs of all users traveling in the public right-of-way, including people walking, bicycling, driving, and using transit.” Still, the number of pedestrian accidents in the state and across the country is concerning and must continue to be addressed.

If you or a loved one was hurt during a pedestrian accident, Clayton, Frugé & Ward can fight for you. We encourage you to contact our Louisiana pedestrian accident lawyers at (225) 209-9943 to discuss your rights.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

It is difficult to imagine a pedestrian would be at fault for an accident. Pedestrians have the right of way and should be considered at all times to prevent accidents. The most common cause of pedestrian accidents is a negligent driver.

The most common causes of pedestrian harm by drivers include:

  • Driving through crosswalks or failing to come to a complete stop
  • Driver distractions, such as texting or talking on the phone
  • Drivers turning right without looking out for pedestrians
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to look out for pedestrians at crossroads
  • Driving at high speeds

Tips for Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians walking in areas without proper highways have a higher chance of getting injured. Even in areas with designated crosswalks and sidewalks, although pedestrians should have the right of way, there are many drivers that fail to notice them.

Pedestrians should practice safety areas, including:

  • Follow all applicable traffic signs and signals.
  • Carry a flashlight during the night.
  • Stay on the sidewalk when possible.
  • Using only designated crosswalks.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing.

Contact a Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today: (225) 209-9943

If you or a loved one have been injured, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Even if the driver responsible has already been cited with a moving violation or a drunk driving charge, you may be able to take additional actions against them. At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, we have a proven track record that demonstrates we are capable of defending your rights.

Contact our Louisiana pedestrian accident attorneys today for a free case review: (225) 209-9943! 

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