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Using a cellphone actually changes the way pedestrians walkThursday, August 24, 2017

Increasingly, people around the world are glued to their cellphones, even when they're crossing the street and should be watching for vehicles and other potential dangers. A recent study conducted in England found that using a cellphone, whether to read, talk or text, actually changes the way a person walks....Click here to read more

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15-year-old killed in Maryland pedestrian accidentMonday, August 21, 2017

It is rare that motor vehicles strike people in the street, as drivers are generally vigilant of any danger to the world around them and pedestrians stick to sidewalks and other safer areas. The odds of a serious injury or death if a pedestrian is involved in a car crash,...Click here to read more

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Important tips for pedestrian safety in MarylandWednesday, July 26, 2017

Pedestrians take their lives in their hands each time they put foot to pavement. No matter how many safety measures pedestrians put into place when walking, there's still the possibility of being hit by a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle. Here are some important tips for pedestrian safety in Maryland....Click here to read more

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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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