Pedestrian Accidents in Fairfield
I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield car accident lawyer. Walking on sidewalks and across roadways is something that most people do at some point every day. While many cities across the U.S. are trying to improve the safety of pedestrians who use their roadways, accidents still happen. Furthermore, when pedestrians are involved in car accidents, the resulting injuries can be very serious. Because they lack any sort of protection from the impact, pedestrians are often left with severe and even fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Residents of Fairfield may be interested in these informative statistics about a pedestrian collision in their city.
Pedestrian Accidents Overview
According to data published by researchers at UC Berkeley, there have been 384 injury-causing pedestrian/vehicle accidents within Fairfield over the last ten years (2008-2017). Out of these accidents, only one involved a bicyclist. Additionally, only one accident involved a motorcycle. About 5.5 percent of the 384 accidents took place on a highway while the vast majority happened on city-operated streets.
Twelve of these accidents resulted in fatal injuries, accounting for about three percent of pedestrian accidents overall. The fatality rate for pedestrian/vehicle collisions is about three times higher than the rate for injury accidents in general. About half of Fairfield pedestrian crashes resulted in non-visible injuries while around one-third resulted in non-severe visible trauma. Finally, about 13 percent resulted in severe, visible injuries.
Where do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
Some areas of the road are more dangerous for pedestrians. This can be caused by a few different factors including poor roadway design, high traffic volume, low lighting, and more. These locations in Fairfield were the site of a high number of pedestrian accidents:
- West Texas Street near Gregory Lane
- Texas Street near Jefferson Street
- Kansas Street near Van Buren Street
- 2nd Street between Michigan and Minnesota Streets
- Eisenhower Street at East Travis Boulevard
- Dover Avenue near East Travis Boulevard
- Wisconsin Street near Fillmore Street
- Cement Hill Road near Fairfield High School
- East Tabor Avenue east of North Texas Street
Pedestrians are liable to suffer from a wide range of injuries including traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, fractured bones, and more. Many of these injuries are expensive to treat and require an extended period of recovery, which may leave injured people unable to work. However, pedestrians struck by negligent drivers are usually able to pursue payments for their losses.
The damages that pedestrians can receive payments for are different for every case but can include a wide range of losses. Injured pedestrians are often able to recover for both economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of income, medical bills, and more. To learn more about how you may be able to recover financially after a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced car accident lawyer in your area.
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Fairfield Car Accident Lawyer
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