When any type of auto accident involves pedestrians, there is a very high risk for serious and catastrophic injury to the pedestrian. Without the benefit of body protection in such auto accidents, pedestrians can sustain multiple bone fractures, head injuries, internal injuries, spinal injuries, loss of limb, paralysis and other serious personal injuries. When these personal injuries are the result of the negligence, recklessness, aggressiveness, intoxication or other wrongdoing on the part of the motorist, the pedestrian may file an injury claim. Personal injury claims ordinarily seek compensation for the personal injuries and damages that include medical expenses, ambulance costs, rehabilitative treatment, lost wages, future lost earnings, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident either in or around Los Angeles, or anywhere in the Southern California area, it is critical that you consult with the Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at our firm. After carefully evaluating the circumstances of your accident, we can advise you of your legal rights and options under California personal injury law, and take all necessary legal steps to advance your case.
According to the National Highway Traffic Association, eleven percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are pedestrians. Pedestrian deaths make up the second largest category of traffic accident deaths after motor vehicle occupants. Almost two thirds of these fatalities occur in urban areas, such as Los Angeles. Speeding is a major contributing factor in such auto accidents. Often, the driver of the speeding vehicle fails to see the pedestrian. When a car strikes a pedestrian at 40 mph, the victim has an eighty-five per cent chance of dying from the auto accident.
Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact the Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney at our firm for a case evaluation today!