(Personal Injury, Accidents)
The safety of pedestrians is extremely important, in recent years there has been a growing statistic of California pedestrians being seriously injured or killed on roadways due to negligent drivers. As we are in an era where exercise is something positive and promoted, especially in the busy city of Los Angeles, California, there are many pedestrians walking the streets to get from place to place. However, there are many dangers that these pedestrians may face and it is both the responsibility of drivers and pedestrians to protect themselves and those around them to create a safe environment on the roads for everyone.
In the state of California, there has been an alarming increase in pedestrian injury and deaths. California is known to have the highest rate of pedestrian deaths on roadways in comparison to any other state. From the years 2014 to 2018, pedestrian deaths wrose 26%. In the year 2018 alone, over 14,000 pedestrians were injured as a result of negligent drivers.
There are safety precautions that both pedestrians and drivers must take in order to avoid serious, life-threatening accidents. Pedestrians must check both sides of the road to be sure there are no cars crossing and be alert at all times. Being distracted on the phone for even a split second may be what causes a serious accident. It is also vital that pedestrians are avoiding any dangerous behaviors such as jaywalking and being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Wearing a bright color or using a flashlight at night is also beneficial as the driver may not be able to see a pedestrian walking in the dark. Drivers must avoid speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. They must yield to pedestrians and properly stop at crosswalks. It is essential that they are focused on the road and are cautious of any pedestrians that may be behind or in front of their vehicle when making turns or backing out. In some cases, young children will be playing outside and run out of the streets. This is why drivers must keep their eyes peeled and watch their speed limit especially, so that they can avoid any potential accidents.
If you have suffered any injuries from a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as the injury may worsen with time and may not seem as damaging in the moment. Medical bills are costly, and a knowledgeable attorney will be able to help you receive compensation for the damage that you have suffered. Minor damage can ultimately lead to major damage and costly medical bills, physical and emotional damage, and fatalities in certain cases.
If someone you love has been killed in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. It is substantial that you receive help from a skilled attorney that will be able to establish liability and accountability from the responsible driver that caused injury or death.
You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. Contact Attorney Ramona Kennedy as soon as possible for assistance and guidance on the proper steps to take. We have local offices in the cities of Los Angeles and Irvine, California. Each situation is case by case, we are passionate about fighting for your rights and will accurately be able to decide what is best for you and fight for your specific case.
For your accident cases, contact attorney Ramona Kennedy via phone or WhatsApp at +(949)-677-0063 or email: [email protected]. Remember, no win, no fee and no upfront fee.