Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident lawyers in California

Each year nearly 5,000~6,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents according to the reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Pedestrian-vehicle incidents and non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also frequently occur due to the following reasons: parking lot defects, construction on the road, and poor design road, or debris on walkways.

Who’s fault is it?

No matter how it had happened, i.e., vehicle defects, or property defects, if the driver or property owner negligently caused or contributed to the accident, a pedestrian may recover damages for the injuries. Negligence can result in all types of accidents causing physical and/or property damage as well. In the dictionary sense, negligence is a “failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the circumstances, or taking action which such a reasonable person would not.” To prove the negligence of the other party, you should seek for legal help because you may go through very complicated process and face with a lot of barriers to find out who’s fault it is. 

 Pedestrian accidents injury types

When a negligent driver hits an innocent pedestrian, the consequences are usually disastrous. The pedestrian accidents injury types are as follows:

  • Loss of consciousness 
  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Head/neck/face injury
  • Cranium injury
  • Intracranial injury
  • Scalp, face, eyes injury
  • Broken bones
  • Respiratory system in abdomen
  • Spine
  • Shoulder/Elbow/Arm injury

The most frequently injured body parts were the leg and knees. Loss of consciousness can come from  head injury. On average, males were more seriously injured, sustaining significantly more internal organ injuries. 

If You’re Involved in a Pedestrian Accident

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should take the following steps:

  • Call the police immediately
  • Stay at the scene of the accident
  • Find out whether there is a witness 
  • Do not make any statements to anyone even to your own insurance.
  • Seek for legal help

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