The number of U.S. pedestrian injuries and deaths per year are astonishing. In 2010 alone, there were approximately 70,000 reported pedestrian injuries in the U.S. In addition, there were 4,280 reported pedestrian crash-related fatalities in that year. When one averages this out, every 8 minutes there is 1 pedestrian injury and one pedestrian crash-related death every 2 hours.
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Pedestrians should be more attentive in busy traffic areas. In addition, at nighttime, pedestrians should carry a flashlight or wear light reflective clothing to minimize their risk of injury or death. Also, pedestrians should use the crosswalk and walk on the sidewalk. If one must walk on the street, it should be towards oncoming traffic. In the event of an accident, it is important for injured pedestrians to have effective legal representation and receive proper medical attention as soon as possible. At My Injury Headquarters, our firm is skilled in handling pedestrian accidents throughout California.
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