How Does the Speed of a Vehicle Impact a Pedestrian's Injury?

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One of the things that we have seen in the statistics about pedestrian accidents is that of course the faster a vehicle is moving the more likely of a serious injury for a pedestrian. And this goes exponentially with a car going 10 to 15 miles per hour compared to a car going 40 or 50 miles per hour. So, pedestrians need to be very careful to try to avoid those higher speed streets.

Secondly, someone who's older and someone who's younger will have a higher degree of an injury with even a lower speed. The same impact on someone in the older population or the younger population has a disproportionately higher result with a serious injury. This is something we bear out in statistics and it's something that we quite frankly see in our practice.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.