You can be killed or injured just walking down the street
A study by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) found that an average of 601 people are injured in pedestrian accidents each year, with about 464 of those being treated in an emergency room and about 137 requiring hospitalization.
In Hawaii, many pedestrians killed in accidents were in a crosswalk at the time they were hit, often at an intersection. Senior citizens (age 65 or older) were more likely than younger pedestrians to be hit while in a crosswalk.
Older adults in Hawaii comprise 13 percent of the population, but account for about 42 percent of pedestrian deaths. Many deaths occur on roadways that are designed for speeding cars with little consideration for the safety of pedestrians or bicyclists.
Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner can help with your pedestrian accident
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Hawaii, let us help you with your pedestrian accident claim and ensure that you don’t have to face the insurance companies on your own. Our Honolulu pedestrian accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain, suffering, and more. We can help. Please call us today at 808-537-2525 for a free consultation.