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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicle accidents resulting in pedestrian injuries and death are a persistent problem in the United States. In fact, the problem is increasing, according to a 2020 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which highlighted a 46% increase in pedestrian fatalities compared to a 5% increase in all other traffic-related fatalities between 2010 and 2019.

Unfortunately for residents and visitors of Los Angeles, crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that California is the deadliest state in the nation for pedestrians, with 972 pedestrian fatalities out of the 6,205 national total in 2019.

The experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at Carpenter & Zuckerman have protected pedestrian accident victims' rights for over 25 years. Our compassionate team of legal professionals possess the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to advocate on your behalf against powerful insurance companies successfully. 

You can trust that we will always fight to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your case. We understand the devastating effects a pedestrian accident can have on your life. Our mission is to secure justice and ensure you have the resources you need to recover from your injuries and return to your usual routine. 

If you are suffering from injuries after a pedestrian accident, don’t wait to contact our firm! Call (888) 484-2033 today to learn about your legal options.

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You Can Help Lower the Risk of Pedestrian Accidents

In the case of preventing pedestrian accidents, it is helpful to be aware of specific intersections where these accidents commonly occur. A Los Angeles Times article identified downtown Los Angeles as having the highest concentration of dangerous intersections for pedestrians in the Los Angeles area. The intersections of Western Avenue and Slauson, as well as Hollywood and Highland, were the two most dangerous for pedestrians, with Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, and Santa Monica Boulevard also identified as deadly thoroughfares for pedestrians.

Follow these checklists of safety precautions for pedestrians and motorists to help lower the risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident: 

Pedestrian Safety Checklist

  • Follow traffic laws and road signs, being careful to utilize crosswalks when crossing roads or intersections. 
  • Establish eye contact with drivers even if you are in a crosswalk with the right of way.
  • Always use available sidewalks when traveling on foot or walking facing oncoming traffic. 
  • Avoid distracted walking, such as using portable electronics near or when crossing a busy roadway. 
  • Avoid alcohol and drug use when walking near busy roadways. Alcohol is a documented risk factor in fatal pedestrian accidents. 
  • Use a flashlight at night to improve your visibility to drivers and your ability to navigate safely. 

Driver Safety Checklist

  • Follow traffic rules and posted signage, always being cautious to check for pedestrians before near intersections and along roadways.
  • Allow ample space for pedestrians to cross before proceeding through a crosswalk in your car or other vehicle. 
  • Don’t drive while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Almost half of all fatal pedestrian accidents in 2019 involved alcohol.
  • Limit distractions while driving, such as using portable electronics, eating, and distractions from passengers. 
  • Be extremely cautious at night, as most collisions occur after dark.
  • Give pedestrians the right of way while being cautious of cars and other vehicles close behind you.
  • Reduce your speed as you approach an intersection.
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Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help! 

If you are a pedestrian accident victim who sustained an injury or multiple injuries due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer at {Site{BusinessName} today. We understand that you have been through a terrifying ordeal, and our compassionate team is ready to fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers are highly respected in the industry. Insurance companies know our trial lawyers are unafraid to litigate a case when necessary. Our firm has a strong track record of delivering excellent results, having won more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Schedule your complimentary consultation through our online form or by calling us directly at (888) 484-2033 today.

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