You should not have to worry any time you set out on foot to walk or job somewhere. Whether you want to get some exercise time in or you just want to walk to your favorite local restaurant, the last thing on your mind is getting into an accident.
Unfortunately, sometimes the reckless decisions that drivers make can cause you harm. Suddenly, your walk turns into a nightmare.
If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Downey, finding the right legal representation is important. At the Compass Law Group, we understand how devastating these injuries can be and will work to get you the help you need.
The California Office of Traffic Safety puts out an annual report and their latest one strikes a chord. On the front, there is a pedestrian wearing vehicle-like armor and a sign that says, “Pedestrians don’t have armor.”
It is a striking picture, a reminder that pedestrians are vulnerable. A human body is no match for the force of vehicle slamming into it. Year after year, pedestrian accident injuries are increasing, with over 14,000 in the latest reporting year.
These injuries tend to be much more severe than typical vehicle accident injuries.
These are common injuries in pedestrian accidents. Many of them require surgery to fix. With spinal cord and head injuries, there is often a long period of rehabilitation necessary to regain regular function.
Sometimes, there is a long-term, permanent disability as a result of a pedestrian accident.
How will this affect your ability to support your family?
Will insurance cover all of these expenses?
The cost of a spinal cord injury can be over a million dollars for the first year of treatment.
Reckless or careless driver behavior is often the cause of pedestrian accidents. Often, drivers are not paying attention at intersections and they do not see when a pedestrian has the right-of-way. Even at a slower speed, a vehicle can cause major damage to the human body.
If a driver is looking at their phone then they certainly will not see a pedestrian until it is too late. Distracted driving is just as deadly as impaired driving.
Over 60 percent of Californians say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who walk talking or texting on a cell phone.
We know that getting into an accident is scary and can leave you with many questions. Let the Compass Law Group help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to get you the compensation you need for all of your accident related expenses, from medical bills to regular household bills you may not be able to pay if you miss work. We do not think that someone else’s negligence should put your in financial jeopardy. When you need a Downey pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
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.