Due to the nature of an impact between a motor vehicle and a human being, the injuries resulting from pedestrian motor vehicle accidents are usually serious. In the most severe cases, the trauma caused to a human body from being hit by a motor vehicle can prove to be fatal. While the causes of a pedestrian motor vehicle accident are diverse, one thing is certain; the statistics show that fatal pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Connecticut.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, regularly releases studies of traffic statistics, including a breakdown by state. The study shows that between 2007 and 2011 the average number of pedestrian fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in Connecticut was over thirty five per year. The pedestrian fatalities in accidents account, on average, for 13% of annual roadway fatalities. Pedestrian fatalities were highest in 2008, numbering 47, when they made up 16% of the years roadway fatalities. The following table contains a complete breakdown by year.
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If you have been injured in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident, or if a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident, you need to hire a Connecticut personal injury attorney to help you seek compensation from the liable parties. We can help identify the negligence or recklessness, if any, that led to the accident which cause injury to your or your family member. Contact us today for a free consultation.