Because pedestrian accident victims can suffer such catastrophic injuries, it is important for them to be familiar with the legal rights afforded to them following an unexpected pedestrian accident, as can be seen by one recent incident. There, in a Michigan community a couple hours west of the Wayne County area, a pedestrian accident left the victim critically injured. The 41-year old victim was transported to the hospital following the wreck, which appears to have been caused by an alleged drunk driver. The 38-year old driver was arrested at the scene of the accident on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Slipping and falling can have serious consequences. In fact, approximately 1 million people go to the emergency room every year because of slipping and falling, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Slip and fall accidents can cause torn ligaments, bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries and even death.
Michigan is no stranger to the problem of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, nationally, in 2014, 3,179 individuals were killed and 431,000 victims were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers. In Michigan during 2015, there were 7,516 car accidents involving distracted driving, which resulted in 28 fatalities and 3,472 injuries. Cell phones were involved in 753 car accidents, resulting in three fatalities and 377 injuries.