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Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise

March 24, 2020

USA- Tragic pedestrian fatalities in the United States have reached their highest numbers since 1988*

The number of fatal pedestrian crashes began to increase in 2009. A reason for the increase in fatalities may be due the fact that more people are driving trucks or SUVs.  Simply put, a larger, heavier vehicle may cause more severe injuries to pedestrians.  Smartphones are also causing people to be distracted while on the roadway even though using a smartphone while driving is now illegal in many states. 

In some tragic cases, a pedestrian fatality will be the result of a driver who flees the scene of a crash. Drivers who flee from a deadly crash often are trying to avoid facing criminal charges and legal consequences for their actions. It is illegal to leave the scene of a collision. The results of committing such a crime will depend on the state in which the act occurred. 

In addition to criminal charges, when a driver strikes and kills a person, the family of the victim may be able to file civil charges (dependent on state law), which may include damages for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages,  the loss of companionship and more.  The distinguished injury attorneys at Montlick & Associates welcome the opportunity to answer the difficult questions for you and your loved ones.

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While we hope you are safe and never need our services, we are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question.  Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!™

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