This chart shows recent pedestrian and bicycle accident data from the District of Columbia:
As you can see, pedestrian fatalities are getting more frequent and more severe.
At Lewis & Tompkins PC, we are seeing more pedestrian and bicycle accident victims. In our experience, inattentive drivers (I’m talking to you, cell phone users) and hectic rush hour traffic are the most frequent causes of cars hitting pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you are hit by a car while walking or riding a bicycle, always call the police and seek immediate medical care.
If you need legal assistance (and if there is an insurance claim involved, you do) call our office at 202-296-0666.