When a road accident occurs, pedestrians who happen to be nearby are amongst the most vulnerable victims. According to the CDC, 5,376 innocent pedestrians lost their lives during traffic accidents in 2015, with 129,000 more seeking medical treatment for related injuries. When an Anaheim crosswalk accident occurs, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed than any of the vehicle occupants.
When you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car collision, a crosswalk accident attorney from Compass Law Group, PC can be trusted to secure a successful verdict in your case, securing the compensation and damages you deserve.
Did you know that, according to the NHTSA, 90% of pedestrians could survive being hit by a vehicle traveling at 20 miles per hour? At 40 miles per hour, your chances of survival are reduced to just 10%. When Anaheim drivers choose to use excessive speed, that crosswalk can be just as hazardous as the freeway.
Crosswalks were introduced as a safe means for pedestrians to cross busy roads and do this very well when motorists comply with the rules of the road. Once a pedestrian has stepped onto a crosswalk, they are protected from oncoming traffic. However, when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted, or driving at excessive speed, this protection is, essentially, void. Should a driver choose to pilot their vehicle in a negligent or deliberately dangerous manner, you are, essentially, a sitting duck while on the crosswalk.
Whatever the contributing factors involved in your Anaheim crosswalk accident, you can have confidence in the ability of a Compass Law Group, PC attorney to expertly handle your case. Through collating and analyzing all available evidence, including reconstructing the accident where required, we will prove that you were injured through the fault of another and, therefore, are entitled to monetary compensation. This compensation is intended to cover the costs of your ever-mounting medical bills, as well as the earnings you have lost while unable to work, and other costs incurred because of your injuries.
Crosswalk rules are simple – you do not walk when there is traffic obstructing the crosswalk but, when the light says you have right of way, you are free to cross. Unfortunately, negligent and reckless drivers mean this does not always happen, resulting in accidents such as yours.
When you have sustained injuries on a crosswalk through no fault of your own, you deserve outstanding legal representation and dedication to protecting your legal rights. To schedule your free consultation with a crosswalk accident attorney who pledges to do just that, call us today on 800-602-4010 or complete our online contact form.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.