In 2010, the number of pedestrian fatalities were 4,280. There were 70,000 reported pedestrian injuries in the same year, according to NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts.
65 percent of crashes involving pedestrians occurred at non-intersections. This was especially true for pedestrians under the age of 9, primarily because children tend to run out into the street.
For ages 45 to 65, pedestrian accidents are approximately equal for intersections and non-intersections.
Pedestrians age 65 and older are more likely to be injured or killed at intersections (59 percent) compared to non-intersections (41 percent).
Pedestrian crashes usually happen during morning and afternoon peak periods, when the traffic levels are highest. Fatal pedestrian accidentstypically peak later in the day, between 5 and 11 p.m
Many of these pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent and dangerous drivers. While walking on the streets, pedestrians are the most vulnerable citizens and can suffer serious injuries from cars.
Injures sustained by pedestrians might include physical injures such as brain injuries, bone fractures, serious contusions, bruises, comas and even paralysis.
When drivers injure pedestrians, they should have to compensate the pedestrian for all pedestrian accident-related costs. Medical costs resulting from a pedestrian accident can include hospital bills, loss of wages and visits to medical specialists.
Hashemi Law Group has extensive experience in representing victims of pedestrian accidents. You can be assured that we will leave no stone unturned in our fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Pedestrian accident compensation can include past and future medical bills, past and future loss of earnings, past and future pain and suffering, emotional distress and inconveniences and other available damages permitted under California law.
If you have suffered a pedestrian accident, please contact us for an immediate free evaluation of your situation. Don’t delay, if you wait too long, you may give up your rights. Pedestrians have a very good chance of receiving compensation, but only if they act quickly.
Our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyersare experienced and successful in obtaining compensation for pedestrian accident victims.
Majid Hashemi is an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney who focuses on personal injury cases, works on a contingency basis, returns calls and is always professional and courteous.