An auto accident anywhere in Kentucky can be serious, causing injury or death. But at least a car passenger is somewhat protected by a ton or more of metal surrounding them, as well as seatbelts and airbags. But a pedestrian has none of those protections, and is left vulnerable.
Pedestrian accidents which end in injury or death are on the rise in Kentucky, and nationwide vehicles hit over 80,000 pedestrians. A pedestrian accident usually involves negligence on the part of the driver, the pedestrian, or both.
Pedestrian errors may include:
- Distraction from music (headpones), cell phone use.
- Children not paying attention (darting out from behind a car, chasing a ball, etc)
- Jaywalking (not using designated crosswalks)
- Ignoring the walk/don’t walk signs
Driver negligence can include:
- Unfamiliarity with area, so they’re distracted by a map or GPS
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Distraction (texting, eating/drinking, changing radio station, etc)
- Ignoring or missing red lights and stop signs
- Unaware of pedestrians at crosswalks
Children and the elderly often fall victim to distracted drivers. Children that don’t pay attention can easily be involved in an accident, and the elderly may misjudge the amount of time it takes to cross the road.
The Louisville, Kentucky based Shelton Law Group is highly qualified to assist you if you or your loved one has been negligently injured. John R. Shelton of the Shelton Law Group is a Member of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums as well as the American Association for Justice. The Shelton Law Group represents clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Tennessee, including the following Kentucky counties: Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Taylor, Bullitt, Nelson, Fayette, Warren, McCracken, Pike, Floyd, Boone and Campbell Counties. We will work tirelessly for you until your case is complete. Shelton Law Group’s winning track record of hundreds of successes and millions recovered will provide you with the confidence you need in your fight for your legal rights. We will finance your legal battle. You only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. We believe this is the fairest approach. Why should you pay for something that doesn’t benefit you? Contact the Shelton Law Group today. Call 888-761-7204 to speak with a lawyer for free today. At the Shelton Law Group – we take your case personally.
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