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Pedestrian accidents always have been a major area of concern, simply because they are more likely to result in severe injuries or fatalities than other types of accidents. Since pedestrians lack any sort of safety features or protective measures that can shield them from harm, they tend to be injured or killed more often when struck by a motor vehicle. Despite many safety precautions that different jurisdictions have taken, however, accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles still occur.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one pedestrian is killed every 113 minutes, and one pedestrian is injured every eight minutes. In the state of Wisconsin, about 60 pedestrian fatalities occur each year and about 350 pedestrians are seriously injured. This averages out to about one pedestrian death or injury in the state about every five hours. Furthermore, pedestrian accidents tend to disproportionately affect children and the elderly. About 30% of all non-fatal pedestrian accidents involve children aged 15 or younger, and about 16% of fatal pedestrian accidents involve individuals over the age of 65.
One of the major factors that affects the rate of pedestrian accidents is the time of day. Pedestrians on the street after dark are not typically as visible to drivers as they would be during daytime hours. Drivers also are more likely to be intoxicated during nighttime hours, thus leading to a higher rate of fatal pedestrian accidents. In fact, many pedestrian accidents involved either a driver or pedestrian who was intoxicated. Pedestrian accidents disproportionately occur on busy urban streets at road crossings.
The Madison personal injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan devote their time to advocating on behalf of clients who have fallen victim to all types of car accidents, whether they are pedestrians, drivers, passengers, or bicyclists. Our job is to seek compensation for you and your family through the applicable legal framework, while you can focus on healing from your injuries and rebuilding your life with your family. Never hesitate to call our office for legal advice and counsel about your situation, so that we make our experience and knowledge work for you.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.