Pedestrians and Car Accidents
While pedestrians are not always blameless, the primary cause of most pedestrian accidents is the carelessness of the driver. The driver has an obligation to drive their car in a safe manner and it is important that they take pedestrian safety seriously. Drivers commonly fail when it comes to this because they:
- Operate their vehicle while being under the influence.
- Text while they are driving or have other distractions.
- Perform a turn without looking for pedestrians
- Running a traffic light or street sign.
- Not yielding to right-of-way pedestrians
At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, our team of personal injury lawyers understands the complexities of these laws and we have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies to negotiate the most suitable compensation amount for our clients. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.
Pedestrian accidents generally occur when a person is hit by a car, truck or motorcycle. Pedestrian accidents happen very frequently in big cities because of a large number of roaming around the streets. Pedestrian accidents usually happen in or near a crosswalk are really common, driver responsibility does not end there. Drivers must also not harm pedestrians who cross the street away from the crosswalk. Sure, it’s irritating at times when people jaywalk, but basically, drivers will often share some responsibility even when the pedestrian holds some fault, and so compensation may still be due. Pedestrian victims tend to suffer severely life-changing damage due to accidents. They can be a lot more serious than other types of injuries because of the fact that they can be involved with a heavy car or truck, which might have been traveling over the speed limit. When the car strikes someone, especially someone who is not protected by a bumper, a seatbelt and other car safety devices provide, the results can be fatal. And because of this, many pedestrian-related accidents result in wrongful death and other disastrous injuries. Injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ injury
- Bone fractures
- Amputation injury
Victims will not have to deal with overwhelming medical costs and the loss of wages, but also must get through detrimental personal costs in order to overcome the pain and suffering they are dealing with. Many victims can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental distresses. Contact One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW today to discuss your pedestrian accident case. We’ll help take the pressure off yourself and provide you with peace of mind while you recover.