Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
More than a hundred thousands of pedestrians are injured each year in the United States. Nearly 60% of those injuries are fatal. Most injuries are caused by negligent drivers. Many of the victims are children and the elderly. Many factors contribute to drivers’ negligence in causing pedestrian accidents including:
- Driver inattention.
- Failure to observe posted speed limits.
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked cross walks.
- Negligent turns at an intersection.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killing in the traffic crashes in the united states, According to the US Department of Transportation traffic safety facts, that amounts to a pedestrian being killed every 2 hours and an injured every 7 minutes.
Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may have a claim for negligence against the driver that hit them. Like negligence cases in general, it is best to contact an experienced attorney who can expertly evaluate your case. The Law Office of Mann & Elias has successfully represented, settled and tried numerous claims for injured pedestrian. This includes a most recent verdict of $160,000.00 for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle while in a crosswalk (defendant claimed that our client had “darted out”). For more information, see our most recent results.