Pedestrian Accident Cases
According to the U.S. Department of Traffic Safety, in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes1.
California leads the country with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities. According to preliminary findings release by the Governors Highway Safety Association, about 700 pedestrians died in motor vehicle incidents in California in 20142.
Common Causes of Automobile-Pedestrian Accidents
Some common reasons for automobile-pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driver
- Talking on cell phone
- Texting while driving
- Running red light or stop sign
- Drunk driving
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Because pedestrians have no protection when involved in a car accident, victims often suffer severe physical injuries. Injuries from a pedestrian accident may include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Dislocated bones
- Sprained muscles
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
Consult an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Under California law, the pedestrian almost always has the right of way. Nonetheless, pedestrians are often victims of accidents due to the negligence of the driver. If you are involved in an accident you need an experienced attorney to fight for you.
Pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries and victims usually incur a great deal of medical expenses. Our firm can help you get the medical treatment you need usually without the need to pay until after the settlement of your case. We can also help you recover for your property damage, your pain and suffering, and loss of income.