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Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents in L.A. are on the Rise

March 31, 2021

Last year, the well-known American actor Orson Bean was killed in a pedestrian crash in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice. That same day, another older gentleman was also killed in a pedestrian accident involving two vehicles. And in 2019 alone, it was reported that nearly half of all fatalities connected to car accidents involved pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles continue to rise, and being involved in one can be painful, costly, and even life-threatening. If you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian accident in L.A., you should contact an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney to review your case. Your attorney can advise whether you should pursue a personal injury claim and recover damages for your injuries. Though Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti launched a plan in 2015 designed to curb the incidence of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in L.A., it is clear that the plan, known…

The Most Common Causes and Places for Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

December 8, 2020

Pedestrian accidents often involve careless drivers who fail to heed local traffic ordinances and yield for pedestrians at right-of-ways. While Los Angeles has become an increasingly walkable city as more of its urban neighborhoods continue to grow, the influx of people walking on the streets and driving on the roads creates an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. When such an accident occurs,  you will want to make sure you have a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney by your side. They can advise how you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to have your medical expenses and lost wages covered. Also, you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering if your injuries were catastrophic and have caused substantial harm to your family, or punitive damages if the driver’s behavior was so reckless that they must be additionally punished. Your best bet to avoid pedestrian accidents altogether…

How to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles

November 23, 2020

With some of the best weather in the world and highly walkable urban enclaves, Los Angeles is one of the best cities to get around as a pedestrian. While it’s common for people to get around on foot, it’s also common for L.A. residents to get where they need to go by getting behind the wheel. As such, there is an added danger for L.A. pedestrians who might find themselves injured by a reckless driver. If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at our firm can help. We have significant experience litigating personal injury claims on behalf of L.A. pedestrians and understand the laws governing traffic safety in California to argue for the highest award of damages for your injuries. Below, we review our best advice for ensuring you avoid an accident while taking to the L.A. streets on foot. Follow All Traffic…

Why is Los Angeles So Dangerous for Pedestrians?

September 22, 2020

Given the number of cars on the road that make the city infamous for its traffic jams, Los Angeles pedestrian injuries and fatalities remain some of the highest in the nation. Every year, hundreds of people are killed, and even many more injured as they aim to navigate the treachery of the city’s roads. Many injured in pedestrian accidents opt to seek counsel from an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney so they can recover damages and receive compensation for their physical and emotional injuries. With pedestrian injuries increasing year-over-year since 2006, many often ask themselves what makes Los Angeles so dangerous for pedestrians. Below, we take a look at some of the factors driving the incidence of these gruesome accidents. California Pedestrian Accidents: The Numbers According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, California often leads the nation in pedestrian deaths, with 2016 emerging as one of the highest on…

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