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pedestrian accidents

Left turns are especially dangerous for pedestriansTuesday, June 20, 2017

Pedestrians can be involved in accidents almost anywhere that they're exposed to traffic, but researchers warn that the crosswalk -- designed to keep people safe -- actually poses fairly significant dangers. This is especially true when drivers are turning left. Researchers at Oregon State University studied drivers in a simulation,...Click here to read more

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Seek compensation for the pedestrian accident that harmed youTuesday, May 30, 2017

Pedestrian accidents are often very gruesome because of the way that pitting a steel frame vehicle against a human body ends. As you can imagine, there are likely going to be serious injuries involved in these accidents. Even though this is common knowledge, many drivers tend to forget that they...Click here to read more

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Why children are a high risk for pedestrian accidentsFriday, May 26, 2017

Parents who live near busy streets worry about it all the time: kids running into traffic and being hit by cars. It's a nightmare scenario, and it's all too common, considering that car-related injuries are the third-leading cause of death for those who are between five and nine years of...Click here to read more

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Do pedestrians in the road always get the right-of-way?Friday, May 12, 2017

Have you ever heard anyone say "the pedestrian always gets the right-of-way"? It's an oft-repeated phrase. However, according to Maryland's own Salisbury University, this is just a myth. The reality is that pedestrians are granted the right-of-way when going through marked crosswalks and controlled intersections. Beyond that, the law directly...Click here to read more

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Are pedestrians at risk if they wear headphones?Monday, April 17, 2017

The days of carrying a boombox may be over, but people still like to listen to music on the go. In the age of smartphones, it's easy to just plug your headphones into your phone and listen to your favorite songs anywhere. Maybe you're walking from the parking garage to...Click here to read more

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Older adults and elevated pedestrian accident risksWednesday, March 15, 2017

Any pedestrian near a roadway is potentially at risk, but the statistics show that older adults may especially face dangers in these situations. One study looked at the injuries and fatalities in 2013, for example, and found that 19 percent of the fatal cases involved those who were 65 and...Click here to read more

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Know what to look for when you are filing a compensation claimMonday, March 13, 2017

Injured pedestrians can face a very difficult battle in the days, weeks and months after the accident. These accidents usually include very serious injuries for the pedestrian. Those injuries can mean that you need medical care, rehabilitative care and other intensive care. The long road to recovery can be...Click here to read more

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Get help to deal with a pedestrian or cycling accidentWednesday, February 22, 2017

People in the U.S. are constantly being encouraged to walk or bike more -- both for the fitness benefits and to lower their carbon footprint. But walking and biking isn't just inconvenient, it can be downright dangerous. Traffic fatalities hit a seven-year high in 2015, and pedestrians and cyclists account...Click here to read more

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Pedestrian crash percentages have been trending upMonday, February 20, 2017

Pedestrian accident stats, when looking at the raw numbers, have been roughly the same for years now. For example, in 2004, there were 4,675 deadly pedestrian crashes. The next year, it jumped to 4,892. Fast forward to 2013, and there were 4,735 deadly pedestrian accidents. However, what is perhaps more...Click here to read more


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What are some of the main pedestrian laws in Maryland?Friday, January 6, 2017

Wondering what drivers are legally obligated to do to keep you safe as a pedestrian in Maryland? If so, take a look at some of these important pedestrian laws: 1. When pedestrians are in the crosswalk, cars have to stop completely. They cannot roll toward the pedestrians in an...Click here to read more

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