MORGANTOWN PEDESTRIAN AND CROSSWALK INJURY LAWYERS
The Morgantown Pedestrian and Crosswalk Injury Lawyers at Slavey & Shumaker PLLC are known for aggressive settlement negotiations and diligent litigation in West Virginia Pedestrian and Cross Walk Accidents. Call us today at (304) 212-5791 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Morgantown roadways and the West Virginia University campus are far from pedestrian-friendly. Most Morgantown residents and West Virginia University students drive to and from work or class. So, most of the Morgantown streets are designed with drivers in mind, not for those traveling by foot. Generally, drivers in the Morgantown area are not used to sharing roads with pedestrians or looking out for students or others crossing the roadway. For example, in June of 2019, a pedestrian safety summit was organized by various Monongalia County and Morgantown authorities and organizations to discuss the growing number of pedestrian and crosswalk accidents occurring in and around Morgantown. One of the focus areas of the summit was the “Patteson Drive Corridor”, which acts as a main corridor for the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University, the WVU Coliseum, Mountaineer Field, Ruby Memorial Hospital, and numerous restaurants and businesses that are frequently visited by pedestrians. It is also a main roadway for entry and exit into Morgantown, seeing 28,000 vehicles per day. This explains why this area of Morgantown has seen an increase in pedestrian and crosswalk accidents, which can result in serious injury or death.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a March 2019 Report shows that in 2017 there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States. A total of 5,890 traffic crashes had one or more pedestrian fatalities. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That is more than 16 people a day, almost 115 people a week.
Most of these pedestrian and crosswalk accidents are preventable. They are often times the fault of careless or reckless drivers who fail to see pedestrians entering the roadway or simply fail to obey traffic lights or yield the right-of-way to those properly in the crosswalk. Victims of pedestrian and crosswalk accidents deserve justice. As do their families. That’s where the pedestrian and crosswalk accident lawyers at Slavey & Shumaker PLLC can help.
If you have lost a loved one or been injured in a pedestrian or crosswalk accident in West Virginia caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to seek recovery for any and all physical, emotional or economic harm you have suffered.
Slavey & Shumaker PLLC is here to help. Our team of attorneys knows how to protect your rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
West Virginia’s Best Pedestrian and Crosswalk Accident Lawyers
The Morgantown Pedestrian and Crosswalk Injury Lawyers at Slavey & Shumaker PLLC handles pedestrian and crosswalk accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we get money for you. Our attorneys will work to get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve. For more information or for a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact us today.