Crosswalk accidents often occur in Los Angeles and other large California cities. The population of these cities is in the millions, and there also is an influx of tourists into Los Angeles ever year. Parking and traffic can be intense, so there are often people walking, running, biking and rollerblading on city streets. Unfortunately, inattentive drivers at crosswalks can cause severe accidents that can lead to needless pedestrian injuries and deaths.
If you have been struck in a crosswalk by a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.Crosswalk Accident Statistics
While walking on the street may seem like a harmless act, pedestrians are at an alarming danger. The statistics for crosswalk accidents are startlingly high. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- Pedestrian and crosswalk accidents happen every two hours in America.
- Pedestrians are at least 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than someone in a motor vehicle.
- For those between five and fifteen years-old, being hit by a car is the top cause of motor vehicle death.
Although filing a claim against the party who caused the accident will not undue the event and the injuries you sustained, it will bring closure to a traumatic event and help you obtain financial stability, especially if you are unable to work because of the extent of your injuries.Common Causes of Crosswalk Accidents
There are several common reasons that drivers hit people in crosswalks, and most of them are likely due to inattention and negligence. Common causes of crosswalk accidents include:
- Talking on a cellular phone
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Failing to yield to pedestrians while turning right or left
Under California law, the law is usually on the side of those in the crosswalk. According to Vehicle Code 21950(a), care must yield to people who are walking in a crosswalk, AND at unmarked walkways in an intersection.How Can a Los Angeles Crosswalk Accident Attorney Help?
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, there are important steps that must be taken to obtain compensation for the injuries you have suffered. What you do or fail to do after such an accident can jeopardize your ability to collect money damages.
At the Nourmand Law Firm, our attorneys help injured pedestrians through each step of the claim process. We will help you collect the necessary evidence to substantiate your claim, collect witness statements and investigate the history of the party who caused the accident. We are aggressive in taking all necessary steps to help you obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.Call Us Today
If you or someone you know was injured in a crosswalk accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering. To learn more about how the legal team at Nourmand Law Firm may be able to help you, please (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.