It is not as if sidewalks are anything new or different over the decades that they have been in use. It is not as if drivers are unfamiliar with what sidewalks are or how they function. So why are pedestrians getting hit more now than ever? This is a peculiar question without any defined answer. However, what we do know is that if you have been injured by a vehicle while walking then you have the right to financial compensation from the insurance companies for your injuries.
A pedestrian accident is when a person who is walking or running, a pedestrian, gets hit by a vehicle through a negligent act. The proof of negligence is why you need an attorney on your side. Our pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in Los Angeles have represented clients from an array of situations. From hit and runs to high speed chases to drunk drivers with impaired driving. Whatever the reason, it is no excuse for a car to hit an innocent pedestrian who is following the rules.
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
The severity of an injury depends on the speed of the car, the age of the pedestrian, and height. Someone who is middle-aged is more likely to sustain injuries than someone who is much older or someone much younger. Children are more likely to suffer greater injuries because of their height. They are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries or get completely run over. Adults who are middle-aged are expected to fall forward onto a car as the car hits their legs or lower torso. This can result in broken limbs. lacerations, strained muscles, as well as back and head injuries. Those who are older and more sensitive are less likely to survive injuries to the head or back.
Vehicles on local roads as well as major highways are responsible for keeping an eye on their surroundings. It is good practice to keep eye contact with drivers as you use crosswalks or other crossing means. This is an exchange that indicates that each person is aware of it. Too often when drivers stop they are distracted by their phones or other things. This prevents them from staying attentive to the road in front of them. If a driver were to swerve onto the curb for only a second has a high risk of hitting someone especially if the driver hits them from the back.
What To Do
If you have been injured in an accident then do not hesitate to call us. By reaching out to our lawyer at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in Los Angeles you are already increasing your success rate of getting the right compensation you need to account for medical bills, loss of wages, and other expenses related to your accident. Insurance companies have a funny way of making accidents the victim’s fault. We won’t let them. Call 310-997-0904 or click here to start a conversation with us today.