Los Angeles County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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National statistics indicate that people are choosing to walk to their destinations more than ever. This could contribute to the rising number of annual pedestrian accidents in the United States. In 2013, pedestrians constituted 14% of all traffic fatalities, according to the NHTSA.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, our team at Block LLP can fight for you. The sooner you are able to speak with our experienced, aggressive trial lawyers, the better your chance of obtaining the compensation you deserve after a traffic accident.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
The number one cause of pedestrian accidents is driver error. Drivers have a legal obligation to pay attention to the road, be aware of their surroundings, and obey their state's pedestrian laws.
If a driver causes injury or death to a pedestrian, the driver of the vehicle will most often be liable. If the driver of the car is not liable, then liability will go to the person or party most at fault for having caused the accident.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving including texting while driving or drunk driving
- Reckless driving such as speeding or driving while under the influence
- Drivers running a red light or rolling through a stop sign
- Drivers reversing without looking
- Drivers disregarding traffic signals and signs
- And more
What Are Common Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents?
In many pedestrian accidents, the injuries sustained are life changing and can have lasting impacts on the life of the injured person.
Understanding the types of injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can help victims understand the severity of their injuries. We take pedestrian accidents seriously and can hold those responsible accountable.
If you have sustained any of the following injuries following a pedestrian accident, you may want to contact a personal injury attorney:
- Trauma to the ligaments and muscles
- Pelvis fractures
- Broken bones
- Shoulder displacement
- Vertebrae injuries
- Neck injuries
- Jaw fractures
- Skull damage
We encourage you to contact a Burbank pedestrian accident attorney from Block LLP as soon as possible in order to discuss your rights in a free case evaluation.