Pedestrian Accidents

Electric Vehicles Pose Special Car Accident Risks to Motorists and Pedestrians

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 24, 2023

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles on our roads as  well as the expanding sizes of these vehicles, safety organizations are raising concerns about the risks involving  these heavier cars, especially the risks to motorists in other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reporting on the under – evaluated […]

Why Some Pedestrians are at a Higher Risk of Fatal Car Accidents Than Others

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 18, 2023

Pedestrian accident numbers have been rising around the US at an alarming rate, but some pedestrians have a much higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident compared to others. A  new report in The Grid analyses pedestrian accident statistics as outlined by recent reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Preliminary […]

Report: Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Deaths up in First Half of 2022

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 31, 2023

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that pedestrian accident fatality numbers continue to rise with a significant 5% increase in the first 6 months of 2022, compared to the previous year. According to data by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were a total of 3,434 pedestrian accident deaths across the […]

Businesses, Nonprofits Join Hands with Feds to Reduce Car Accident Wrongful Deaths

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 20, 2023

A new campaign by the federal administration sees transportation officials joining hands with major businesses as well as non profit organizations with a singular goal in mind – to reduce the number of people killed in auto accidents every year. The  burgeoning number of people being killed in car accidents in Georgia and around the […]

Pedestrian Safety Efforts Are Often Stonewalled by State Agencies

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 28, 2022

State transportation agencies are often very slow to act on safety initiatives that would help minimize the number of auto accidents involving pedestrians,  especially when these initiatives would also mean slowing down traffic. That attitude which also exists in Georgia means that pedestrian safety is compromised, contributing to high numbers of pedestrian accidents. The Pew […]

Federal Agencies Launch Efforts to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 21, 2022

The  US Department of Transportation and a number of related federal agencies are rolling out a series of campaigns and measures to help reduce the number of auto accidents injuring and killing pedestrians every year. The  month of October is being marked as National Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month, and the Department of Transportation is spearheading […]

Pedestrian Braking Systems May not Prevent Car Accidents at Night

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 22, 2022

Pedestrian accidents account for a significant percentage of the total number of people killed in motor auto accidents every year.  Technologies like auto emergency braking systems that are specifically designed to help vehicles to avoid striking pedestrians  have been touted as the way forward as companies and  regulators come together to reduce these car accident […]

Calls for Stricter SUV Standards to Prevent Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 12, 2022

A US Senator is calling on the federal administration to strengthen frontal visibility standards for SUVs in order to prevent the kind of auto accidents caused when drivers are unable to see child pedestrians walking in front of the SUV. This visibility issue has resulted in pedestrian accidents which, all too often, result in the […]

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Much More Likely to Involve SUVs

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 22, 2020

Research has shown that pedestrians are much more likely to be killed in accidents involving sport utility vehicles, compared to smaller passenger vehicles. The result is not unexpected given the sheer size of SUV’s.  But the reason this is bad news for pedestrians is because SUV’s have become increasing popular over the past decade. According […]

Bike Lanes – Not As Safe As You Think

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 13, 2019

Cities throughout the U.S., and over the globe, are increasingly encouraging alternative forms of transportation to ease traffic and improve air quality.  In response, bicycling as a means of transportation has gained popularity in many urban areas.  And with the increase of cyclists on the road, city planners and governments have been working to improve […]