Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pedestrian Accidents and the Elderly.

As America grays, the incidents of pedestrian accidents among those 65+ continues to rise.  According to state traffic data the death rate for those age 70 and above is 150% higher than the rate of younger pedestrians.  The reasons are obvious…age brings infirmity and warmer weather brings out more pedestrians of all types.

Lower gas prices will also bring out more drivers with the advent of summer.  Even the elderly are using cell phones while walking.  Did you ever think you would be reading that?  Suffice to say that with warmer weather the incidents of pedestrian accidents are bound to increase - so watch your step out there, and drive carefully.

If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of pedestrian accident that was not your fault consult an attorney immediately.  In Spokane that choice is Craig Mason.  Attorney Mason is a personal injury and pedestrian accident lawyer practicing out of his office located at W. 1707 Broadway.  Call him immediately at (509) 443-3681.

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