California voters made their choice last week. By approving Proposition 7, the state will now likely keep daylight savings time year round. The last step in the measure is in the hands of state legislators who now must take up the issue.
Here is the issue – if daylight savings time goes into effect all year, the sun will not come up until 8 a.m. on some days. For many, this means more time walking in the morning in the dark. Many people see this as a bad thing for pedestrians, particularly school children who walk to their bus stops or to school. They say that the change will increase both pedestrian and vehicle accidents.
At the Compass Law Group, we know that pedestrians already face many dangers when they head out for the day. Do you know where to turn if you are injured in a pedestrian incident?
When you need a Palmdale pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related expenses.
The front of the latest report put out by the California Office of Traffic Safety shows a photo of a pedestrian wearing armor that is vehicle-like. On the armor, it says, “Pedestrians don’t have armor.”
We know that when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the results are often detrimental. It is not uncommon to see pedestrians suffer from major internal injuries. This can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. Not only do these injuries have the ability to leave a person permanently disabled, but they can become incredibly costly, especially if the victim is no longer able to work.
For the state’s latest reporting year, there were 867 pedestrian fatalities and 14,215 pedestrian injuries as a result of vehicle accidents.
Many of those accidents occurred because of driver carelessness or negligence. Often, speeding and aggressive drivers disregard pedestrian safety. Other times, drivers are distracted by their phones, devices, or other people inside of the vehicle and they take their eyes off the road.
We know that impaired drivers continue to cause major harm on California roadways, particularly for pedestrians. Drunk drivers often do not even stop after an impact with a person.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to secure a knowledgeable attorney today. At the Compass Law Group, we have a team standing by that is ready to review your case. We know that accidents can leave you with any questions. Most of all, you are probably wondering how you will afford your expenses. We will work to secure compensation for accident-related medical bills and lost income if your injuries keep you from working.