Cars are easy. You can get in them at any time and drive them to your destination. Cars are personalized and make you feel safe. When you don’t have the option of a car or public transportation, what do you do? You walk. Pedestrians have certain rights. Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Compass Law Group, PC knows all too well the tragic stories of pedestrians in our community. We have worked with clients whose injuries were minor to catastrophic. The common factor of each case is a car was not driving reasonably or with proper caution.
When you are walking you are exposed to all the elements. If it is raining you will get soaking wet. If it is windy you will get blown around. If it is sunny you will get sunburned. Mind you some of these things can happen while you are in a vehicle, but not to the extent as a person walking. If something were to hit you while you were walking your whole body would be affected. If you were in a car and hit, only certain parts of your body would be affected and not to the extent of a pedestrian. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed when hit than a car crash. In most recent data, in 2015 around 5,376 people died while walking.
There are three main risk factors for pedestrians. These factors increase the risk of a pedestrian getting hit. In fact, they are the factors that represent where most pedestrians get killed:
If you or someone you love was injured while walking it is important to seek legal assistance. Our Torrance Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Compass Law Group, PC can ensure that the person responsible is held accountable. Injuries take time to heal and that means less time to work. You not only need money for medical bills but your regular bills too. Our Torrance Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Compass Law Group, PC will make sure you are taken care of.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.