$4 Million Settlement Obtained for Pedestrian Injured by Distracted Driver

William P. Moore recently obtained a $4 million settlement on behalf of his client, a pedestrian, who was injured due to the negligence of a distracted driver.

Accident Caused by Distracted Driver

Mr. Moore’s client, who was a college student at the time of the accident, was walking to her vehicle after an afternoon class. As she attempted to cross the street at a designated crosswalk, a distracted driver pulled forward and struck her.

Pedestrian’s Injuries

As a result of the collision, the college student suffered multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Despite extensive treatment, the student was able to return to school and attain her degree. When asked about the case, Mr. Moore stated “while this result will allow my client to move beyond this chapter of her life, I am most proud of my client’s resilience and determination to not allow her physical limitations to deter her recovery or lofty career goals.”

Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Safety Resources

Accidents caused by distracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives in 2020. In that same year, over 100,000 people visited an emergency room to be treated for injuries related to a pedestrian accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

In an effort to raise awareness of dangers to pedestrians and to keep pedestrians safe, the NHTSA provides resources for drivers and walkers along roadways. Click here for safety tips to be aware of to help increase the safety of pedestrians and to improve the walkability of your community.

For More Information

If you would like more information regarding pedestrian safety, distracted driver accidents, or other injuries cause by the negligence of others, click here to contact attorney William Moore.