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PEDESTRIAN
ACCIDENT

Sidewalks and crosswalks exist to provide pedestrians with a safe walking space. As a pedestrian, one has no real physical protection from a collision with a motor vehicle or any other means of conveyance. Pedestrian accidents are on the rise; according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), in 2019, 6,500 pedestrians were killed in accidents, which is the highest number in over 30 years.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The same study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association in 2019 found the following statistics:

 

  • Most pedestrian fatalities take place on local roads at night, far from intersections. In the past 10 years, the number of nighttime pedestrian fatalities has increased by 67%.
  • Pedestrian accidents are caused by unsafe driving behaviors, like speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and impairment caused by drugs or alcohol. 
  • Alcohol impairment by the driver and/or pedestrian was reported in nearly half of traffic accidents that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2018.
  • Pedestrians struck by a large SUV are twice as likely to die as those struck by a car.
  • The number of pedestrian fatalities in the past 10 years involving SUVs has increased by 81%.

 

Louisiana consistently ranks high among the most dangerous states for pedestrians. In short, these accidents are happening more every year, and can often result in serious bodily harm or even death. If you or someone you know has been injured as a pedestrian in Louisiana, don’t hesitate; call the law office of Breaux Law Firm now to discuss your case.

Hiring An Attorney
With over 35 years of experience, we at Breaux Law Firm understand how to navigate the world of claims in New Orleans and Louisiana. You can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost respect and priority to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to as quickly as possible. Our job is to get you the maximum payout you are due. We’re here to protect your rights. 

By hiring a trusted law firm to represent you and your case, you can put your mind at ease; this will allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let us do the paperwork, deal with the insurance companies, and get you the compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Breaux Law Firm?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Breaux Law Firm are the best option for you, and here’s why: 

  • Having been in business for over three decades, we’re highly experienced and well versed in personal injury law, no matter how complicated the case may be. 
  • We’re a family-run business dedicated to our clients, their well-being, and their cases. We believe in holding responsible parties accountable and getting the compensation our clients deserve.
  • Our firm has a policy of open communication and responsiveness. We’re always available to discuss your case when you need to, and we can explain any detail you want to know. 
  • Our reputation as a trustworthy personal injury law firm speaks for itself. We fight for you as if we were fighting for one of our own family members. 

Being in an accident is scary enough, and dealing with the aftermath can be exhausting. Getting back on your feet should be hassle-free. If you call us and we determine, together, that you have a case, we’ll immediately begin fighting on your behalf to make the responsible parties do what is right. We do not stop fighting for you until you receive all you’re owed.

By hiring Breaux Law Firm to represent you and your case, you can expect a clear legal explanation of your case and an honest assessment of the case’s merits. We can help you get through this difficult time and ensure you’re taken care of emotionally, physically, and financially.

Next Steps
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations applicable to personal injury claims is one year from the date of the accident, so don’t wait! If the suit is filed after the deadline, it can be dismissed. However, it’s always a good idea to seek legal advice, as there are exceptions in which the statute of limitations may be halted and the deadline for filing a claim extended. 

Although filing claims or reliving traumatic experiences can be overwhelming, moving towards the compensation you are due is the right thing for you and your family. You’re not alone in this fight. The qualified attorneys of Breaux Law Firm are just a phone call away. Let us handle your case and get you what you deserve. 

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