WERE YOU STRUCK AS A PEDESTRIAN BY A VEHICLE? OUR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU GET THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE!
Walking is the most basic, inexpensive and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Unfortunately, walking has become increasingly risky in recent years, whether walking the dog, traveling to work or school, exercising, or taking a leisurely stroll.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious personal injuries or death. Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries because they do not have anything to protect themselves in the event of an accident. Even at the slowest speeds, pedestrian accidents can involve serious life-threatening injuries.
The total number of pedestrian deaths for the first half of 2018 in California was 432. In 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours. Almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
Determining who is liable for pedestrian accidents may be complicated. Your Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at The Darwish Law Firm will have the experience and skill to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
WHO IS MOST AT RISK FOR A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
Pedestrians 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths in 2016 and an estimated 15% of all pedestrians injured in 2015.
In 2016, one in every 5 children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
Drivers and pedestrians who are alcohol impaired.
Higher vehicle speeds increase both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of injury.
Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, non-intersection locations, and at night.
CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
- Drunk or Impaired Drivers
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrian crossings
- Drivers who fail to stop at stop signs
- Drivers who run red lights
- Speeding Drivers
- Reckless Drivers
- Road Defects
- Dangerous Conditions of Property
- Loss of Control of Vehicle
- Poorly Marked Crosswalks
- Weather Conditions
COMMON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES
- Broken Bones
- Back Pain and Injury
- Neck Pain and Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Head Injuries / Concussions / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Limbs / Amputation
- Leg Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
Get The Justice You Deserve!
GETTING MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT
It is important to seek immediate medical care and attention if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, even if the injuries are minor. Obtaining medical care from a qualified physician will help you begin to recover and provide crucial documentation for your injury claim.
If you are not sure where to get medical care and treatment, The Darwish Law Firm will advise you of medical providers. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will help you get the treatment and care you need and help you with your medical bills.
If you do not have health insurance, The Darwish Law Firm can help you get the medical care and treatment you deserve.
WHAT IF I AM BEING BLAMED FOR THE ACCIDENT?
California is a comparative fault state. This means that you can still receive compensation for an accident even if you had a role in causing it. Under this law, the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of liability for the collision. Despite what the police report may say, even if you are 99% at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages owed to you. The pedestrian accident lawyers at The Darwish Law Firm works tirelessly to assure that liability is apportioned correctly so you are not taken advantage of.
OUR GUARANTEE: IF YOU DON’T WIN, YOU DON’T OWE US ANYTHING
If our pedestrian accident attorneys don’t win and recover money for your case, you don’t owe us anything. We guarantee it. This is called “working on contingency.”
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