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Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Injuries Suffered by Pedestrians in Wilmington, Delaware

There were 26 pedestrian fatalities in Delaware in 2013. If a driver going 25mph is paying attention, it will take 20 feet to stop the vehicle. At 35 mph, the distance in order to stop doubles to 40 feet, thereby increasing the odds of pedestrian fatality. The proportion of pedestrian fatalities to overall traffic fatalities was 26 percent in 2013, compared to the national average of 14% – that is quite a bit higher.

In order to create awareness for the public, the Delaware Department of Transportation, along with local and state pd, aided the Delaware Office of Highway Safety in kicking off the Walk Smart campaign. A live safety demonstration took place in Wilmington on April 29th, where the importance of slowing driver speeds down was discussed, along with keeping drivers alert and pedestrian safe habit education. Additional campaign initiatives include:

  • safety checkpoints for pedestrians, which will focus on educating the public about safety
  • providing reflective materials and flashlights to increase nighttime safety
  • providing funding in high-risk areas for law enforcement overtime pay

To help minimize pedestrian accidents in certain areas of DE, the Department of Transportation will be installing new crosswalks, sidewalks and lighting in the fall of this year. A reduction in traffic signs will also aid in presenting fewer distractions to drivers.

Attorney Michael J. Hood’s Pedestrian Accident Injury Practice

We provide comprehensive counsel to people who have been injured as pedestrians, handling all types of accident claims. We represent people who have suffered any type of serious or catastrophic injury, from brain or spinal cord trauma to broken bones, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent individuals and families in wrongful death claims arising out of pedestrian accidents.

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For a private meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. There is no charge for your first visit. Michael J. Hood represents accident & injury victims in the cities of Wilmington, Newark, Brookside, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, Elsmere, Edgemoor, New Castle, Chester, Springfield, West Chester, Broomall, Woodlyn, Elkton and Pennsville. Also serving New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County in Delaware as well as Delaware county, Chester county and Philadelphia county in PA.