California is a big state that is known for its amazing Hollywood celebrities, Los Angeles nightlife, Disneyland fantasies, and Pacific Coast wonders. Among all these wonderful features is a deadly secret. California is home to the highest pedestrian fatality counts in the nation. Within a 10 year span, over 7,127 people died while walking. This amount is about the size of a small college campus. Pedestrian deaths are tragic because they often happen when pedestrians are in their designated walking areas.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg in Los Angeles have over 30 years of experience in this area. We have worked with hundreds of clients as they recovered from pedestrian accident injuries. From broken bones to road rash to partial paralysis, those who suffer from pedestrian accident injuries almost always lose wages and have piling medical bills. Our job as your attorney is to make sure that you get the correct amount of compensation needed for your injury. Insurance companies try to low ball your needs, but our legal representation will make sure that you get everything you need.
In order to create a safer place for our pedestrians in Los Angeles, it is important to know the deadliest days to walk. The most common deadliest day is Halloween. Obviously, this holiday revolves around people, young and old, walking around asking for candy or scaring fellow walkers. The more people out on the road means that there are more chances of risk. Halloween is also a party holiday. People like to have costume parties. This means that people are more likely to drink and drive. It is a deadly combination to have drunk drivers and walkers. Another holiday is New Years Day.
Other deadly days include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The weekend is when nearly 50% of all pedestrian fatalities occur. Just like Halloween and New Years Day, most pedestrians get hurt because of intoxicated drivers or distracted drivers. When drivers aren’t paying attention to the road they are more than likely to hurt those around them. It is important when you are walking to look at drivers directly. If you can see them then they can see you. Also, be sure to walk on inappropriate crosswalks. Pedestrians don’t always have the right of way. So, if you are thinking about crossing in an unmarked area then be extra careful.
What To Do
Pedestrian accidents can lead to permanent injury. This permanent injury affects your whole life. It can impede your work and your ability to achieve financial success. Insurance companies will try to tell you that they can’t provide services for you. Having the right kind of legal representation can increase your chances of getting full compensation for your injuries and loss of wages due to someone’s negligent and reckless behavior. If you or someone you love is suffering then our pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you. Call 310-997-0904 or click here to share your story with our professional staff at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg in Los Angeles today.