Hixson & Brown, P.C.
Free Consultations
Local: 515-650-4531 Toll Free: 800-229-9854
The national Trail Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of trial lawyers across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense attorneys.

10| Best | 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of | Personal Injury Attorneys | TM

The American Institute of Legal Counsel compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each state. It is limited to attorneys who “have achieved unparalleled success", but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

How does Iowa rank for pedestrian deaths in the U.S.?

Have you been hurt by a speeding vehicle or a negligent driver? If you've been bumped by a car at a crosswalk or struck down by a vehicle in a parking lot, then you know that you aren't always safe from vehicles when you're following the rules of the road.

Despite efforts to reduce and eliminate the risk to pedestrians on the roads, pedestrian accidents take place all the time across the United States. Iowa is no exception to this rule and had fatalities in the double digits in 2011. Statistics released during 2014 that covered the year 2011 shows the way pedestrian accidents have grown in certain areas of the U.S. The data, which is supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, shows each state as different sizes of circles, visually proving the risk of pedestrians in each state.

For example, Iowa is a medium-sized dot on the chart showing all the states where people were hit by vehicles. What this means is that, according to statistics, Iowa had 25 pedestrian deaths in the state. This was not anywhere near the worst state for accidents, as California was the home of 625 pedestrian fatalities alone. The second and third worst states for pedestrian deaths were Florida and Texas with 490 and 421 deaths, respectively.

Iowa may have fewer deaths in part to having fewer people in the state compared to California and Texas, although different laws for pedestrians and drivers may also play a role. Interestingly, New Hampshire and Vermont had the fewest pedestrian accidents with five and three deaths in each state.

Source: Safer America, "Pedestrian Accident Fatality Statistics by State" accessed Jan. 15, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Hixson & Brown PC
160 South 68th Street
Suite 1108
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Map & Directions

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.