The map gives us a visual of something we have known for a while. There are far too many pedestrian accidents in Long Beach.
The story says that there have been nearly 2,000 times when someone walking through Long Beach was hit by a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or other vehicles over the last five and a half years.
The Long Beach Post, as part of its Safe Streets series, mapped each of these crashed to help residents gain an understanding of the problem.
This map shows us that pedestrians face significant challenges around our city. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we often represent people who have been involved in pedestrian accidents. Far too often, these accidents happen because of the negligence of someone else.
If you need a pedestrian accident lawyer, you can turn to us for help. We will work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.
It will not surprise anyone to learn that pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in and around our roadways. This is a busy city. We also know that many pedestrian collisions are preventable and happen due to extreme driver negligence.
What do we mean?
A major concern for pedestrians is drivers who simply ignore pedestrian right-of-ways. At crosswalks and intersections, places pedestrians should be safe, drivers can cause major harm, even at slower speeds.
Impaired drivers have always been a problem for everyone in and around the roadway. People who make the choice to drink and drive and subsequently cause injuries should be held accountable.
We are also seeing more and more cases of distracted drivers who think it is okay to look at their phones causing major accidents. As technology has entered our vehicles, many drivers take their attention off the road.
For the latest reporting year in California, there were over 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries and 867 fatalities. The fact is that most pedestrian accidents result in some kind of injury or fatality.
Because pedestrians do not have any protection against the force of a vehicle striking them. Not only that, but they usually have a second impact when they hit the ground. We commonly see severe injuries as a result of pedestrian collisions. These injuries can become costly, especially if there is a need for long-term rehabilitation or if someone is disabled.
What You Can Do Now
If someone else’s negligence has caused you or your loved one harm in a pedestrian collision, we advise you to seek legal assistance now. Often, insurance will not cover all of the expenses that come with these types of accidents, but at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we will make sure you are treated fairly. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will stop at nothing to get you the compensation you deserve. When you need a Long Beach pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.