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DOT Takes Steps to Combat Pedestrian Accidents

According to the United States Department of Transportation data an average of over 60,000 pedestrians are injured in the United States each year. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) published a study that indicated the actual number of pedestrian injuries is likely much higher as reported data only includes injuries sustained in accidents with vehicles or bicycles.


A Gwinnett County pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review the incident and advise a victim of his legal rights.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) was launching a campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian accidents. Included in the effort is a new website and grants that are available to states for awareness programs.


The comprehensive NHTSA website contains safety tips and resources for municipal and city leaders, teachers, parents and community leaders. The NHTSA is also creating grants totaling $2 million that will go towards efforts to reduce pedestrian accidents and fatalities.


Victims of pedestrian accidents may seek relief for such things as lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Victims should seek the assistance of a Gwinnett County pedestrian accident attorney to protect their rights by securing police reports, eyewitness testimony and physical evidence and to deal with insurance representatives.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia