Search Site
Menu

The Blame Game in Pedestrian Deaths

Presently, pedestrians account for 12 percent of all traffic-related deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report that identified the following information about these fatalities:

  • 72 percent occurred in urban areas
  • 68 percent occurred at night
  • One-third had a blood alcohol level greater than .08

America Walks, an organization working to promote safer walking in cities, points out that the biggest problem is that many streets in urban and suburban areas do not take pedestrians into account. Many roadways are “dangerous by design” ― and excessive speed, not pedestrian carelessness, accounts for the rise in pedestrian accidents and fatalities.

Until city planners start allocating more resources to making our roadways as usable and safe for those on foot or bike as they are for drivers, this blame game can be expected to continue. In fact, the same arguments crop up in many of the pedestrian injury or fatality cases we represent, with insurance agents attempting to shift the responsibility for the accident away from a negligent driver. That attitude is, in so many instances, patently unfair.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Choosing Feinberg & Alban was probably one of the best decisions I ever took. Robert Feinberg and Perry Feinberg are amazing in their professionalism as well as in compassion. Perry was the lead attorney for me. He was always responsive to any questi...

    Read more

    Raja Bhattacharyya

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I would like to express my gratitude to Feinberg & Alban PC. They are great people and professionals. If you need an attorney these are your guys. Thank you so much! Tatiana

    Read more

    Tatiana Andreeva

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    It was unbelievable!! I got into a motorcycle accident didn’t remember a thing when I woke up I was in the hospital and very terrified I thought to myself I think I need a lawyer I started looking online and I came across this law firm let me tel...

    Read more

    Vin Loco

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Colleen Santora helped immensely in every step along the way of my fight against the insurance company regarding my property damage and injuries sustained. I'm grateful and would recommend Colleen to anyone! Thanks

    Read more

    DatDude Lex

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    When I was in a car accident, my husband and I searched for a good injury lawyer to represent me After talking to several law firms, we found Feinberg & Alban. The moment we finished talking with Robert and Perry Feinberg, both my husband and I immed...

    Read more

    Jayashree Banerjee

See all reviews
Awards & Affiliations
Contact us

Quick Contact Form