An Increasing Problem: Distracted Pedestrians

Technology is such an asset in so many ways. We are more connected with others, some of whom we do not even know, and we can communicate with loved ones across the country in a matter of seconds. However, there are many negatives to our technology-filled world. We have less face-to-face communications, we text and drive, we want information instantly and we become frazzled when we misplace our cell phones. In addition to problems occurring from distracted drivers, we face an increasing problem of distracted pedestrians.

Accidents Caused by Distract Pedestrians

Car drivers have the responsibility to stay alert and attentive to their surroundings. Because of texting and driving, many pedestrians are injured every day. Unfortunately, some of those distracted are not the drivers, but actually the pedestrian who is texting, listening to music or just talking on their phones while they are walking. Even the best drivers cannot plan for an unexpected individual who steps right in front of oncoming traffic because they are too distracted to look out for their own good.

Social media is full of videos showing pedestrians who wander off course while texting or talking on their phone. We can get a good laugh at the other’s expense, but it is truly an increasing problem. Recent reports indicate that distracted pedestrian accidents have landed nearly four times more injured individuals in emergency rooms.

KY Pedestrian Accident Representation

If you have suffered from an injury caused by a distracted pedestrian, you need to contact Dickman Law Firm. We recognize the dangers of this behavior, and we will form a formidable case for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury