There is no contest. When motor vehicle and pedestrian meet, the pedestrian never wins. Such incidents happen with greater frequency than would seem possible, and recent trends towards purchasing SUVs and trucks have made the risk even greater. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle with a bumper height below waist level, he may be lifted onto the hood of the car, ending the incident. However, when a vehicle with a higher bumper strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian may be launched forward, creating the potential for him to be subsequently run over by the vehicle.
The Milwaukee pedestrian injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C represent clients who have been struck by automobiles while on foot. Accidents like these can cause severe physical and psychological trauma, and too often, needless death.
Contact the experienced attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 if a driver’s recklessness led to you being hit by an automobile.
Vehicle versus pedestrian accidents occur more often than many realize, and education efforts are largely absent. Consider this, from a report on crashes in 2006 issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:
The rate of fatal injuries compared to non-fatal injuries is higher for pedestrians than for any other category of driver or passenger, with the sole exception of motorcyclists.
If your life has been turned upside down because you were struck by a negligent driver, contact the Milwaukee pedestrian injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.