have been warned to take of their headphones or turn down the volume when
walking and listening to music. A new study has shown that walking while
distracted can lead to an accident.
study published online by the Injury Board shows that 116 pedestrian and
vehicle crashes resulting in death occurred while the pedestrian was wearing
headphones or ear buds.
from the University of the University
of Maryland analyzed
pedestrian accident data from 2004 and 2011. Between 2004 and 2005 they found
that 16 pedestrians wearing headphones were injured in accidents. In the
following six years over 47 headphone-wearing pedestrians were injured or died.
This is a dramatic increase.
are vulnerable when they are walking or attempting to cross a street. It is
critical to beware of the surrounding traffic both through sight and hearing.
Headphones make it hard to hear traffic and avoid an unexpected accident.
drivers cause a large number of traffic and pedestrian accidents. Their
negligence causes unnecessary suffering and an accident lawyer will hold them accountable for their carelessness.
who are struck by a car face serious or fatal injury and will often accumulate
costly medical care. An accident attorney will fight to make certain the victim doesn’t have to pay for
those bills out of their pockets. An accomplished accident attorney will win a favorable settlement for the people