We know that the last thing you expect when you go out walking or jogging is to get into an accident. Despite every safety measure you may take, you cannot control the actions of the people around you. There are times when another person’s negligence causes you harm.
Do you know where to turn if you are stuck and injured while you are on foot?
At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to investigate your case and get to work on securing the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. If you need a Riverside pedestrian accident attorney, contact us today.
So Many Dangers
The California Office of Traffic Safety begins its latest annual report with a stark reminder of how vulnerable pedestrians are when they are in and around the roadway. There is a photo on the front with a man wearing armor and a sign that says, “Pedestrians don’t have armor.”
The human body is simply no match against the impact of a vehicle slamming into it. We know that vehicle versus pedestrian accidents are increasing and we saw over 14,000 of them in the latest reporting year.
When a person is struck, there is a high likelihood of a catastrophic injury. Consider the following:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Major lacerations
- Major internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
We commonly see these after injuries after a pedestrian accident. Usually, they require extensive medical care and even long-term rehabilitation for a person to make a full recovery. If an injury is severe enough and a person sustains a permanent disability, the cost of lifetime care can be tremendous.
How They Happen
We know that pedestrian accidents often occur due to reckless driving behavior. Sometimes, they even happen in areas where pedestrians have a clear right-of-way like crosswalks and intersections.
The following driving behavior causes harm to pedestrians:
- Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices
- Those who speed or drive aggressively
If a driver’s negligent behavior causes a person harm, they need to be held accountable for their actions. There is no reason for the pedestrian accident victim and their families to be in financial jeopardy due to someone else’s mistake.
What Comes Next?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, we will get to work on your case immediately so you can get the compensation you deserve for all of your expenses. This can include:
- Coverage for your medical expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost wages if you are unable to work
- Possible punitive damages