If you live in Riverside, Los Angeles, or elsewhere in California, you have probably witnessed a pedestrian accident or two in your lifetime, or worse, have become a victim of one.
Many pedestrian accidents occur because the pedestrian is jaywalking (illegally crossing the street), but the vast majority of motor vehicle crashes involving a pedestrian occur through no fault of the pedestrian.
Undoubtedly, getting around Riverside or Los Angeles on your feet can get you plenty of physical activity in combination with your daily dose of fresh air, but being a pedestrian in an urban area can also be extremely dangerous.
“Failure to yield the right of way is just as dangerous as any of the following driver behaviors that put California pedestrians at risk of injury or death when crossing the street and walking on a sidewalk,” says our pedestrian accident attorney Riverside from Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg.
So let’s take a minute and review some of the most dangerous driver behaviors that can lead to pedestrian accidents in Riverside, Los Angeles, and all across California.
As you may have noticed by now, as a pedestrian, there is not much you can do to avoid a pedestrian accident caused by any of the above driver behaviors.
“The only way to ensure your own safety and prevent a collision is to follow traffic rules and remain vigilant at all times,” advises our experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. And if you have already suffered harm in a pedestrian accident, it is highly advised to speak to a skilled attorney.
While these dangerous driver behaviors may seem obvious, many pedestrians who have been injured due to any of the above require legal help from a Riverside pedestrian accident attorney to seek compensation for their medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages suffered in the accident.
Speak to our lawyers from the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg about your particular case. Schedule a free consultation by calling 310-997-0904 today.