Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles – Attorneys on Your Side
If You Were Injured by a Negligent Driver, We Want to Help You Get Justice.
With all the safeguards in place, pedestrian accidents should almost never occur. From stop signs to traffic lights to marked crossings, many road elements ask drivers to yield to those on foot, a bicycle, or a scooter. However, drivers are often distracted by cell phones. Some deliberately decide to speed and run red lights. This behavior does not just put them in danger—it can result in serious injuries to pedestrians who have almost no way to prevent the damage
The rates of fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 3.4% between 2017 and 2018; 6,283 people on foot were killed by unsafe drivers. Statistics show that this kind of accident frequently occurs due to driver carelessness, or worse, drunk driving.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident speak with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney to learn about your legal options. Call us at (866) 884-1717 now.
Protecting Pedestrian Rights
Joggers, runners, and other pedestrians have every right to cross streets or walk in the shoulder when there is no sidewalk. Motorists all know about pedestrian right-of-way. However, people on foot are much harder to see than other vehicles. With the advent of cell phones and texting, more drivers than ever before are unaware of what is going on outside their vehicle. They often don’t notice pedestrians until it is too late.
The costs in medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering can be tremendous for the victims of these accidents. Many of them do not know that they can receive justice instead of a low insurance settlement. Our attorneys help injured pedestrians hold negligent drivers accountable for the full cost of their damages.
If You’re Injured, Let Us Help
Most claims for damages are settled outside of court, but where negotiation doesn't result in full compensation, our legal team is fully prepared to proceed to trial. Litigating pedestrian accidents isn’t easy. Creating a compelling case requires thorough investigation and accident reconstruction. We have over 35 years of experience helping clients with just that, and we’ve won over $550 million.
Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation has access to big-firm resources including top-tier consultants who can testify on your behalf. If you are thinking of pursuing compensation, see what our Los Angeles team can do for you.