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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis accident lawyer, Wisconsin wrongful death attorneyGetting struck by an automobile is a traumatic experience for most when two automobiles are involved. But when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the experience is not only traumatic but also often deadly.

Recently, an individual driving under the influence struck and killed a pedestrian. At approximately 7:15PM on June 18, 2015, the driver sped through a red light and struck a pedestrian who was properly walking within a crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle.  The pedestrian later died of her injuries at the hospital.

Proving Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases

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Posted on in Car Accidents

Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerEach year, thousands of innocent pedestrians die and tens of thousands suffer serious injuries from careless or reckless drivers. Of course, the harm that can result from a pedestrian being struck by an automobile, whether it is traveling slowly or fast, is significant, and may certainly lead to lifelong effects. The costs of medical care can add up quickly and exceed the annual income of most Wisconsin families.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4,700 pedestrians were killed in 2012 due to traffic accidents while another estimated 76,000 suffered injuries related to traffic accidents across the United States. Based on these statistics, a pedestrian dies every two hours due to a car accident, and every seven minutes a pedestrian suffers an injury due to a car crash as well. Innocent pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than passengers in a vehicle.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

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