A pedestrian may be at a particular risk of serious injury when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. A pedestrian accident may occur at virtually any place where pedestrians and motorists are in the same vicinity of one another: in parking lots, on city streets, or in rural areas. Even in low-speed collisions involving a pedestrian and an automobile, the pedestrian may be at risk of sustaining serious bodily injury. A pedestrian may even lose his or her life in an accident of this kind, depending on the type and extent of injuries experienced.
Do not wait to contact a personal injury lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a pedestrian. At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent pedestrians and motorists involved in accidents in the greater Los Angeles area, and we offer a free initial consultation to help you get started. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you pay nothing for our legal services unless we recover a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Common Causes of Accidents Involving Pedestrians
The majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by distracted drivers. A driver who is talking to a passenger or who is
texting while driving or
talking on the phone may not see a pedestrian until it is too late. Additional causes may include
defective auto parts, such as faulty brakes that prevent a driver from stopping at an intersection to allow a pedestrian to cross the street. Poor road or weather conditions may also cause a traffic accident that involves a pedestrian.