Pedestrian accidents are a serious concern to both drivers and pedestrians. In 2012, it was reported that almost 5000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. In addition to the number of facilities, approximately 75,000 pedestrians were injured as well. Based on these statistics, pedestrians are over 1.5x more likely than occupants of a vehicle to be killed during an accident.
People that are most at risk for losing their life or suffering injury as the result of pedestrian accidents are the elderly and children. This is a tragedy that could and should be avoided. Both drivers and pedestrians should be more careful in order to share the road more safely, to avoid these types of accidents from occurring.
If the victim lost their life in a fatal accident due to the negligence of another, it is known in California as a wrongful death. Nothing can replace the sudden and unexpect loss of a spouse or child, but the family of the victim can hold the responsible party financially accountable, and we have more than 40 years of experience in these cases helping the families to receive a measure of justice and compensation for the loss of their loved one. We invite you to call for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400.