PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Yearly, approximately 5,000 pedestrians lose their lives motor vehicle accidents, nearly twelve people every day.  About 100,000 pedestrians are seriously injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents annually.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the rates of pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 people are highest for people ages 70 and older. Pedestrian deaths occur primarily in urban areas. Many pedestrians are killed on crosswalks, sidewalks, median strips, and traffic islands. 60% of the pedestrians injured in accidents are involved in left-turn collisions. Almost three out of every four pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas (72%).  The top state for pedestrian fatalities is California which makes up 11 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide while only accounting for 5 percent of the total traffic fatalities across the country. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (16%, 17%, and 15% respectively), and 70% at night (4 p.m. – 4 a.m.).  36% of young (under age 16) pedestrian fatalities occurred in crashes between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The common causes of motor vehicle driver caused pedestrian accidents are distracted driving (talking and texting on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle), driving drunk, speeding through intersections, school zones and crosswalks, making illegal u-turns, and rolling through or missing stop signs.

California gives pedestrian the right-of-way crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk.  A motorist must also keep a proper lookout for pedestrian crossing the roadway The driver of a vehicle has the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway and yield the right-of-way.  In essence, the public policy of California is to provide safe transit of pedestrian wherever they may be.

 

You need an attorney well versed in pedestrian accidents who will get you the right medical personnel to get you care you need and a settlement commensurate with your injury today and the consequences tomorrow.

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Liberty & Associates has the experience and knowledge needed when encountering any pedestrian accidents. With over three decades of experience, Liberty & Associates has the resources and is the dedicated Santa Monica pedestrian accident lawyer you need to follow through with your claim.

Liberty & Associates will thoroughly investigate the facts of the accident or incident in order to determine the legal strategy to take in your particular situation. During your initial consultation, we will fully discuss your case, including potential sources of information not readily apparent, including potential witnesses, video and audio recording which must be acquired quickly before they are recorded over, law enforcement reports and investigation whose initial conclusions can be altered if quickly dealt with early on. Liberty & Associates will try to answer all of your questions. The firm is committed to providing you personal attention throughout the course of your claim and will pursue every possible means of compensation on your behalf. Whether you have medical costs, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, our efforts will be towards maximizing your potential settlement.

It is never easy to get through a difficult situation where you suffer a  pedestrian accident. We strive to provide caring and compassionate representation.  Our goal is simple: resolve your claim fairly, effortlessly and as quickly as possible.  If your case requires that a lawsuit be pursued, rest assured that the experienced and successful attorneys at Liberty & Associates will still have the same goal.

Contact Liberty & Associates to discuss your pedestrian accident claim.

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