Attorneys Suggest Pedestrian Safety Tips for Your Child

Whether it is walking to school, the bus stop, or a friend’s house, it is important that your child knows proper safety techniques to ensure they are walking safe. Practicing safe walking is the best way to protect your child from being involved in a serious accident that leaves them injured. If they should be involved in such an incident, there are skilled New Jersey injury lawyers that can assist you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2009 there were 244 pedestrian accident fatalities that were children 14 Continue reading

Back-To-School Reminders From Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers: Pedestrian Safety

Back-To-School Reminders From Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers: Pedestrian Safety

If you are lucky enough to live close enough to your school to walk, you can avoid the traffic and have a nice walk with your child to school and then hear about their day on the way home. However, if for some reason you are not going to walk with them, you need to make sure they know the rules of being a safe pedestrian. You can teach these rules to them during your walks to school so that when the time comes, they will always follow the rules when they are by themselves. Sidewalks. Always walk on the sidewalk when one is available. If Continue reading

Chicagoans Involved In Pedestrian Traffic Accidents Tend To Be Young & Male

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) analysis of the pedestrian crashes between 2005-2009 broke down who was involved in these crashes by age, gender and ethnicity. The data provided some interesting trends in who were most likely to victims of a motor vehicle crash as a pedestrian. Age Statistics for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents Children were found to be the most vulnerable group of the pedestrians on Chicago streets. Not only were they involved in more accidents, they were also in the highest fatality and serious injury Continue reading