Virginia Pedestrian Deaths Continue to Rise

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People choose to walk for many reasons. Some wish to be healthier and will walk whenever they have the chance. Others walk to and from work or school. People get on and off the bus, walking to their destinations. Others park a few blocks away from where they need to be. Whatever your reason for walking, you are entitled to walk safely in Virginia. 

If you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian-related car crash, you need Virginia pedestrian accident lawyers, Randall Page, P.C. Our dedicated attorneys will hold drivers accountable for their actions. Randall Page, P.C. has successfully secured the compensation our clients deserve, and we are here for you.

Why Are Pedestrians Dying in Such Big Numbers?

Virginia has seen a steady rise in pedestrian deaths over the last ten years. More oversized motor vehicles crowd the roads, drivers are more distracted than ever with smartphones, and there are simply more people walking. According to the data;

  • Pedestrian fatalities increased by 53% over ten years
  • For a fair comparison, all other traffic-related deaths only increased by 2%
  • Nationwide, pedestrian deaths hit a 30-year high

The Department of Traffic Safety states that 94% of accidents are due to human error. Leah Shahum, director of the Vision Zero Network, believes fatalities should be about more than the percentages. She believes that it detracts from making improvements to save pedestrian lives by improving infrastructure. Shahum states, “We need to debunk the 94 percent myth because it detracts the focus from the actual risk factors that are most deadly, such as poorly designed roads and dangerously high-speed limits. This myth keeps communities from implementing effective policy and design solutions.”

Why You Need a Virginia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Many people want to assume that insurance companies will cover everything and do not seek representation. That is a costly mistake. Insurance companies are not here to make sure your medical bills are paid, that you have food on the table, and that a severe accident does not ruin your family. They have a bottom line and will do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. 

If you are hit by a car and too injured to work, would you accept less than you deserve?

Insurance companies will try to place as much liability for the accident on you as they can. Were you jaywalking? Were you reading a text from your wife or an email for work on your phone? Did you look both ways when you crossed the road? 

Before you answer any of those questions, talk to a lawyer. Whether it is with an insurance company or in court, you need a qualified attorney by your side. Do not let a company’s bottom line keep you from what you deserve. Call Randall Page, P.C. today to discuss your case. 

Why Randall Page, P.C.?

The dedicated attorneys at Randall Page, P.C. have the expertise and experience you need to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include;

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Virginia, you need Randall Page, P.C. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.

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