In Edwardsville and throughout Illinois, pedestrian accidents occur with some regularity. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there was on average, approximately 4,900 pedestrian accidents last year.
Out of those accidents, 148 involved fatalities, and approximately 4,600 pedestrian injury accidents were reported.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Edwardsville?
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Illinois include:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Disregarding weather and/or traffic conditions
- Failure to use turn signals before turning
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk
What Are the Most Common Injuries in an Edwardsville Pedestrian Accident?
Some of the most common injuries in an Edwardsville, Illinois pedestrian accident include, but aren’t limited to:
- Bone Fractures and/or Dislocations
- Disfigurement, often severe
- Dismemberment and/or Amputation
- Loss or Damage to Your Internal Organ(s).
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Other injuries that may restrict your daily activities
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should get an attorney involved as soon as possible after your accident. The attorneys at Walton Telken Injury Attorneys are strong legal advocates for you. If you’ve been injured, you can call us and schedule a free consultation.