Just like bicyclists or any other vehicle on the road, pedestrians are entitled to share the road under California law. However, thousands of pedestrians are injured every year as a result of careless drivers. In these situations, the pedestrian often suffers the brunt of injury whereas a car may just suffer a minor scratch or bump. These types of accidents often result in severe injury, most commonly to the brain and spinal cord.
According to the most recent report from the California Office of Traffic and Safety as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2015 alone, there were over 14,105 injuries involving pedestrian collisions; 852 resulted in death. Approximately 6% of pedestrian collisions result in death – this statistic is in fact higher than those who suffer a fatality from a motorcycle collision. Naturally, it is extremely important that vehicles and pedestrians alike act vigilantly while traveling on public roads. Fortunately, California law aims to protect injured pedestrians and gives them the right to recover damages in situations where another person was negligent and did not act with proper care while sharing the road. Whether a driver ran through a red light, failed to let pedestrians cross, or not paying attention to the road, that driver can be legally responsible for your losses.
CONTACT BARM LAW FOR PEDESTRIAN INJURY NOW
If you or someone you know were involved in a pedestrian accident injury, you need to contact BARM LAW offices in Los Angeles for your free case evaluation. Our lawyers will advise you for the best compensation for your injuries. We will investigate your case thoroughly and negotiate with the insurance companies aggressively, we are not afraid of going to trials with the insurance companies.
Call us now at 1 (833) BARM-LAW or 1 (833) 227-6529 or email us by filling the contact form.