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Man receives felony sentence for pedestrian fatality

You may think that a driver who was not drunk at the time of a fatal pedestrian accident won't face penalties, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Depending on the circumstances, anyone can face charges for hitting and hurting or killing another person. In fact, this exact situation occurred recently in Oregon.

Man receives 30-day sentence for DUII hit-and-run crash

When a pedestrian is hit by a driver, it's a tragic situation that nearly always results in the pedestrian suffering severe injuries or death. As the family member of someone who has passed away, you would want to see that your loved one received justice, especially if it's proven that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What is the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act?

Riding your bicycle is a fun way to get exercise and a practical way to get to work. You know that many people get hurt on the roads, though, and you want to know that something's being done about it. Fortunately, the government is working on a solution.

What is the importance of sidewalks near roadways?

Each year, around 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents around the United States. Around 8 percent of the deaths take place near roads, where people have to walk along the roadways. The unfortunate fact is that many of these accidents are preventable with safety precautions and foresight.

Pedestrian killed in Lake Oswego due to bright sun

Pedestrian accidents can happen for many reasons, but one of the reasons pointed out in this case simply isn't a good enough excuse. Drivers know that certain times of the day mean that the sun sits low in the sky, and that poses a visibility risk. Drivers who can't see well because of the sun should either pull over or slow down significantly.

Dark intersections can lead to pedestrian injuries

Dangerous intersections can lead to serious injuries for pedestrians. Drivers don't expect to see them walking in the dark, and without reflective clothing, it can be nearly impossible to see them. This is why it's so important to point out dangerous, dark intersections to the city or local government.

You deserve to be compensated if you're hit by a car or truck

A pedestrian accident can change your life, but with the right help, you can seek compensation for the damages you've suffered. Whether you have medical bills to pay or funeral costs to offset, it should be the responsibility of the at-fault party to pay for those costs.

Are pedestrian and cyclist deaths less common now than before?

Across the nation, cyclist and pedestrian deaths increased every year between 2009 and 2012. The nation saw 5,469 deaths in 2012, even though the number of vehicle accidents has been declining, according to federal data. For those injured, personal injury attorneys can help them file a claim, and families have the option to pursue wrongful death claims if a loved one was killed.

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