Why is it so dangerous to walk around? That is a question that many Californians ask themselves each day, especially in and around crowded cities. The last thing you should have to worry about is getting struck by a vehicle or something else (electric scooters, bicycles, etc.).
Is it because of negligent drivers?
Is it because of poor planning on the part of government officials?
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we want to help if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person. When you need a San Bernardino pedestrian accident attorney, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses.
“Pedestrians don’t have armor.”
At least that is what the California Office of Traffic Safety told us at the beginning of their latest annual report. They are right, and many people do not think about how much harm can come to a person when they are impacted by a motor vehicle or other fast-moving object. During the latest reporting year in the state, there were more than 15,000 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were:
A person is injured or killed in nearly every single pedestrian crash that occurs. Consider the following common injuries that pedestrian accident victims sustain:
These injuries often require extensive medical care and long rehabilitation times. If a person is unable to work, then they cannot earn an income for themselves and their families. Often, other family members must leave their jobs to care for the victim.
Will your insurance cover all of the expenses related to a pedestrian crash?
We know that these crashes often happen due to a driver’s negligence, particularly near intersections and designated pedestrian crosswalks. This can include drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol as well as those who drive while distracted by their phones or other devices.
We have also seen a rise in pedestrian injuries due to the use of electric scooters. Riders and those around them are often injured due to a rider’s inexperience. These scooters also become trip and fall hazards for pedestrians walking in and around the roadway.
If you or a loved one has been injured while walking or jogging and you believe another person is to blame, please seek legal assistance. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, our team will sit with you and review all aspects of your case so we can chart a path forward. Our goal is to ensure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses, including:
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.