Pedestrian Injury & Prevention

In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 70,000 pedestrians were injured in that same year. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.

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Who Is Most At Risk?

  • The Elderly: 19% of pedestrians deaths were of those 65 and older. This age group accounted for 11% of all pedestrians injured in 2010.
  • Children: 20% of the children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in a traffic crash were pedestrians.
  • Drivers & Pedestrians Who Are Alcohol-Impaired: Alcohol-impairment accounted for 47% of traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian deaths. Of the pedestrians involved, 33% had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit of .08.

 

How Can Pedestrians Prevent Injury & Death from Motor Vehicle Crashes?

  • Cross intersections carefully: drivers may not yield the right-of-way to pedestrians while turning onto another street
  • Increase your visibility at night: carry a flashlight when walking or wear reflective clothing
  • Cross the street at a designated crosswalk: always cross in the crosswalk so you are walking facing the traffic.

Read the full article at: CDC: Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP