While everyone in the country is happy that they got an extra hour of sleep last week, experts are warning that pedestrians are in more danger now.
According to the article, “More darkness makes it difficult for drivers to see people walking, and there are new concerns about a dangerous spike in accidents involving pedestrians.”
It is not something we think about, but it is just one more danger to add to the checklist of what pedestrians face when they are out walking or jogging. The article points out that, last year in LA county, 135 pedestrians died in auto-related accidents.
Do you know where to turn if you are injured in a pedestrian accident? At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our team will work to secure the compensation you need when you are injured. If you need a pedestrian accident lawyer, call us today.
California is a beautiful place to get out and walk around. That also means that there will be pedestrian injuries. For the latest reporting year, there were over 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries in the state. Out of those, there were more than 200 fatalities.
Closer to home, Los Angeles County saw over 3,000 pedestrian injuries and fatalities during the same year.
Injuries from pedestrian accidents tend to be more severe than any other accident. Our bodies are not made to withstand the impact of a vehicle. It is not uncommon for a pedestrian accident victim to sustain lifelong disabilities.
The main culprit in pedestrian accidents is careless and negligent drivers. Even at slower speeds, pedestrians can be severely harmed by the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Often, these accidents happen at crosswalks and other pedestrian right-of-ways. Many even happen in parking lots.
All too often we see pedestrians struck by drunk drivers who do not even slow down before an impact. Impaired drivers are the cause of more than 25 percent of California’s traffic accident-related deaths.
More and more, drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices are causing accidents. How many times have you been out and seen a driver staring down at the phone screens instead of watching the roadway?
What You Can Do
Do not wait to seek legal assistance if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. At the Law Office of Howard Craig Kornberg, we know how scary these accidents can be, especially in the aftermath when medical bills start coming in along with the regular household bills. If you are unable to work, will you be able to afford everything?
Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure compensation for your accident-related medical expenses, lost income if you miss work, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.