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Blog Category Pedestrian Accidents

Should You Take a Ride on a Public Scooter?

September 6th, 2018
  • A woman in Los Angeles broke her arm in March after falling from a scooter.
  • A woman at UCLA was knocked unconscious after being hit by a rider on a scooter.
  • A woman encountered uneven pavement on a sidewalk in Santa Monica, falling off her scooter and breaking her arm.

Riding Electric scooters

Electric scooters have been in the news recently. No, they aren’t the hottest toy this holiday season, although Razor scooters are still popular among kids. These scooters are making the Read more

Posted In: In The News, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Summer Safety Tips for North Carolina Pedestrians

June 28th, 2018

father and son crossing the road

Hot summer temperatures mean that more people are outside enjoying activities. Sports, bicycling and even walking are popular near residential areas. Driving can be more hazardous in the summer than you may imagine.

People need to be on the lookout for one another in order for everyone to stay safe. When you slip behind the wheel in Charlotte or elsewhere this summer, keep in mind that you may be seeing more people out and about and this often means altering Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Texting and Cell Phone Use

What You Can Do If Your Child Is Hit By a Vehicle

January 22nd, 2018

young girl with flowers, outsideIt is an absolute nightmare for parents to even think about their child being hit by a car, much less being involved in the situation. It’s a sad fact that children of all ages are hit by cars on a far-too-regular basis. Young ones, aged five to nine, are particularly susceptible to the danger.

Children are at a higher risk of being injured in a pedestrian versus car accident than in an automobile accident. Being hit by a vehicle is … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Teach Your Kids How To Be Safe Pedestrians

September 15th, 2017

child being a safe pedestrianBeing a pedestrian can be dangerous. That is especially true if the person walking is a child. Children do not have the same decision-making capabilities as adults and are not able to make quick, potentially life-saving decisions. If you have a young person in your home, teaching them how to be a safe pedestrian involves more than teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Here are some things you can teach your child to help keep them … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Versus Car: Who Is At Fault?

November 26th, 2014

crosswalkAccording to statistics provided by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed by vehicles each year. Greater than 70,000 pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles. You may have been led to believe that the operator of the vehicle was always at fault in these incidents, but that is not always the case.

Pedestrians Have Rights

It is true that pedestrians have rights. But they also have duties. As a pedestrian, you have the … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Pedestrian Car Accidents Reported To Be On The Rise In North Carolina

April 5th, 2013

Two pedestrian car accidents marked the end of March in North Carolina. One gentleman was killed by a van and another man was hit by a car while walking to work. The North Carolina Highway Patrol has investigated 497 pedestrian accidents over the last five years, 88 of which involved fatalities. Inattentiveness has been a common factor for both the pedestrian and the driver.

Look Both WaysPedestrians hit by a vehicle can sustain a variety of injuries that can leave the injured … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists

Distracted Driver Claims The Life Of Innocent Victim

August 23rd, 2010

A Charlotte, North Carolina car accident claimed the life of an innocent pedestrian Sunday morning, and a second pedestrian is clinging to life at Carolinas Medical Center. The Charlotte Observer reports that 21 year old Leah Anne Watson was driving down Craig Avenue when she turned her attention from the road in order to reach for a cigarette. In doing so, she crossed the center double yellow line and crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before jumping the curb, striking … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Pedestrian Accidents

School Bus Safety

August 20th, 2010

school busOur Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyers want to remind you to exercise extra caution on the roadways as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will begin classes on Wednesday, August 25. School buses are already navigating Charlotte’s roads learning their routes.

Under North Carolina law, motorists are required to stop when a school bus is operating flashing red lights or has its mechanical stop sign displayed. The only time a vehicle is not required by law to stop is when a vehicle … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, School Bus Accidents

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