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Delaware roads are known for being some of the deadliest roads for pedestrians to walk. If were injured in a pedestrian accident, your injuries may be severe, and you may be eligible to collect compensation.
According to the Office of Highway Safety, pedestrian deaths have rose from 24 to 30; the increase in deaths has returned to Delaware, and the state has become one of the worst places for pedestrians to work. Since the start of 2020, at least three pedestrians have died. Alcohol consumption plays a role in the number of pedestrians hit by vehicles.
Many of Delaware’s high-speed roads, including Kirkwood Highway and Philadelphia Pike, do not have enough crosswalks for pedestrians to cross safely.
Delaware has created road improvement projects to lower pedestrian deaths since 2017. The Pedestrian Council focuses on discovering ways to lower the number of pedestrian deaths. The state has also installed sidewalks and crossings; however, pedestrians have been reluctant to use them.
If you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, there are a few things you can do in order to keep yourself and others safe on the road:
If you are a passenger walking on the road, there are a few things you can do to avoid being struck by a moving vehicle:
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, it is best to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. To reduce your chances of an accident, be mindful while walking on Delaware’s roads. Even while practicing extra safety measures, accidents can still happen. Our accomplished Delaware pedestrian accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow will fight hard for your rights and will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us online or call us at 302-427-9500 to schedule a free consultation. With offices located in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we also represent clients in Elsmere and Seaford.