A pedestrian lost their life in a tragic accident a few weeks ago in Westlake. This incident likely never would have happened if Rosario Valdezinda had not been text messaging on her cell phone at the time of the crash.
Police say that 65-year-old Yong Do Kim was struck and killed while he was crossing in a legal pedestrian crosswalk. The impact sent him flying approximately 40 feet. Valdezinda was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter. She was also not licensed at the time of the crash.
At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we recognize that negligent drivers are just one of many dangers that pedestrians face when they are in or around the roadway. Within the last year, they have also faced an increased risk of being injured due to electric scooters, just another thing to add to the list of dangers. If you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, call us today so we can get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
From The State
The California Office of Traffic Safety tells us that during the latest reporting year in California, there were more than 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries across the state. We also know that 867 people lost their lives. In and around a crowded city like Los Angeles, these numbers are more concentrated.
It is not uncommon for a pedestrian accident to leave a victim with major injuries. We commonly represent clients who have suffered from spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, brain injuries, and more. All of these require immediate medical care and a victim often must undergo months, even years, of rehabilitation before they have recovered.
This can lead to them missing work. Without an income, many pedestrian accident victims are no longer able to support their families. All too often, we see that people are denied insurance coverage of the expenses that drag them into financial ruin.
Why should anyone face a situation like this because of what someone else has caused? We know that these accidents often occur due to driver negligence. This can include instances of:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Speeding and reckless driving
Now, people are being rammed into by scooter riders. They are also tripping over discarded scooters that are left all over our sidewalks.
What Happens Now?
We know that the last thing you wanted to be dealing with was a pedestrian accident injury. If another person has caused you or a loved one harm, the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are standing by. We want to investigate your case and get to work on securing compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and possibly punitive damages. If you need a personal injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.