The dangers faced by pedestrians are becoming more and more obvious on LA streets each day. Last week, four people were injured after being struck by a sedan at 84th Street and Western Avenue. Three of the four injured were taken to the hospital. One suffered a broken leg. Luckily, authorities say that nobody sustained life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle that caused the accident fled the scene and, as of this writing, police are still searching for a suspect.
At the Compass Law Group, we know how common pedestrian accidents are in and around the city. Los Angeles is a crowded place. Do you know where to turn if you get into a pedestrian accident that was not your fault?
When you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle. They are no airbags, no seatbelt, and no metal frames. When a person gets struck by a vehicle, they are almost always going to sustain an injury from the initial impact or when they are thrown to the ground.
In California’s latest reporting year, there were more than 14,215 pedestrian accident injuries and 867 people lost their lives. Los Angeles County saw nearly 6,000 pedestrian injuries or deaths due to vehicle collisions.
It is not uncommon for pedestrians to suffer from major, life-altering injuries in accidents. These can include spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, major internal organ damage, as well as severe bone damage.
These injuries can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses alone.
Why They Happen
In the incident above, we do not know why the driver fled the scene, but that often happens when a driver is intoxicated. Drunk drivers are a major cause of concern for anyone in and around the roadway.
We also worry more and more about drivers who focus on texting and watching videos on their phones instead of the roadway.
The main cause of accidents in California is still drivers who speed. Speeding keeps a driver from reacting in time to stop an accident from happening.
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Compass Law Group, we know that these accidents can become confusing when you have to deal with insurance companies that may not be offering enough to cover all of your expenses.
We know that medical bills will start to roll in, but those are not the only costs. You also have to worry about lost income if you cannot work as well as other pain and suffering. Our qualified and experienced team will work to get the compensation you need.