In defining individuals that are on foot and involved in accidents with autos or other motorized vehicles, the National Safety Council defines a pedestrian as “any person involved in a motor-vehicle accident who is not in or upon a motor vehicle or non motor vehicle.”
The following pedestrian accident statistics are taken from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also states that “many pedestrians are killed on crosswalks, sidewalks, median strips, and traffic islands. Physical separations such as overpasses, underpasses, and barriers can reduce the problem. Increased illumination and improved signal timing at intersections also can be effective. Because traffic speeds affect the risk and severity of pedestrian crashes, reducing speeds can reduce pedestrian deaths.”
“Vehicle factors count, too, because the most serious injuries often result from pedestrians being thrown onto the hoods, windshields, or tops of vehicles. Serious head, pelvis, and leg injuries are common, and the severity of such injuries could be mitigated by improving vehicle designs and materials.”
The National Safety Council (NSC) reported 6,074 pedestrian deaths involving a motor vehicle in 2005. The NSC went on to predict that the odds of one dying as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident in a given year were 1 in 48,816. Over one's lifetime, the odds are much higher for one being killed as a pedestrian, at 1 in 627.
NO RECOVERY – NO FEE
Many of our Los Angeles personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we never charge you any legal fees or costs until after we win your case.
WE ADVANCE THE COSTS
You don’t pay for costs, such as filing and court fees, until we successfully resolve your case.
Contact a pedestrian accident law firm attorney today
Please fill out and submit the information below and we will contact you shortly.
Please be aware that the transmission of an e-mail inquiry does not create an attorney-client relationship
Pedestrian Injury Law Firm
El Segundo Pedestrian Accident Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an personal injury attorney in Los Angeles for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.
© 2010. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys and Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyers. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formallegal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.