While New Year’s Day might not be the most dangerous day to drive, it’s probably the most dangerous day to walk. According to an article in the journal Injury Prevention, more pedestrian deaths occur on New Year’s Day than any other day, including Halloween.
Pedestrian deaths are also more likely to occur on weekends. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, when nearly half (49%) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred. Alcohol involvement — for driver or pedestrian — was reported in nearly half of all traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths. And in one-third of pedestrian fatalities, the pedestrian was intoxicated.
If you were struck by a car in Lake Charles, you should speak with the Lake Charles pedestrian accident attorney N. Craig Richardson to begin developing a legal strategy against the driver who injured you. To begin discussing the circumstances of your accident in Lake Charles, please call our Lake Charles offices at (337) 381-5349 today.