Walking should be the safest way for you to get around. After all, you always hear about vehicle accidents that cause major injuries. Rarely do you hear about someone getting hurt when going for an evening stroll or a jog down the road?
But when you really start to think about it, we do spend a good bit of time out of the safety of our vehicles and out walking. Have you thought about what would happen if you get struck by a car?
If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Inglewood, the Compass Law Group is standing by. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Many people love nothing more than going for an evening stroll or jog. Whether you just want to take in some fresh air or get some exercise, we know that you expect to be safe.
Did you know that there were over 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries in California in 2016, a number that has been rising year after year? These injuries can be significant, especially since a pedestrian has no protection from the impact of a vehicle.
They also have no protection from the secondary impact with the ground. Back to back impacts can really increase bodily damage.
While minor injuries like lacerations and broken bones are the best-case scenario, major injuries are also common.
Internal damage can be severe and can often only be fixed through surgery. Sometimes, the damage is so bad that the victim is left with a long-term disability.
If you are the main earner of your family, do you have enough money set aside to care for them while you heal?
Is your insurance going to cover every one of your accident-related expenses?
In California, nearly 50 percent of people admitted to making a driving mistake while using a cell phone. The bottom line is that distracted driving can be deadly for drivers and everyone around them.
Drivers who are impaired by alcohol are a risk to any pedestrian, even if they are well away from the roadway.
Even at slower speeds, pedestrians are at risk. Parking lots are dangerous for pedestrians because many drivers do not pay much attention when they are backing out of a parking space. The speed of the vehicle does not matter if a person is pinned underneath.
We know this is not something you planned on and you may be worried about your finances. If you have a family to support and an injury keeps you from work, how will you be able to pay bills?
If someone else caused your injuries, you may need a pedestrian accident attorney in Inglewood. The Compass Law Group will be by your side the whole way, making sure you are treated fairly. Do not let insurance companies settle for less than you deserve. 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.