Pedestrian accidents happen fast in Michigan. In 2010, a total of 129 pedestrians died in auto accidents and 2,113 pedestrians were injured, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The vast majority of accidents happen while pedestrians are crossing at an intersection. Sometimes, distracted drivers hit pedestrians. Other times, it’s the pedestrians who are distracted. A startling new study highlights the link between pedestrian accidents and texting.
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Here’s a sobering statistic. If you’re texting while crossing the street, you’re four times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who’s not texting. Specifically, you have a 25 percent chance of being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street if you’re texting. If you are not texting, you have a 6 percent chance of being struck by a car, according to scientific study conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Injuries sustained in a pedestrian injury accident can take weeks or months or even years to recover from. You might need to stay in a hospital for an extended period of time. You might require extensive physical therapy. Insurance companies should cover such expenses. Sometimes, they don’t. Often, they do everything they can to avoid paying you what they rightfully owe you.
Don’t let insurance companies push you around. Fight back! Contact a tough Detroit law firm who will give you the upper hand. Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker. We’re on your side.