A pedestrian may be injured in a traffic crash at a crosswalk, in a parking lot or on a street. There are many places where pedestrians and traffic interact with one another, and it is important that both motorists and pedestrians understand their specific rights and safety measures in these situations. Unfortunately, not all motorists understand a pedestrian’s right of way.
Add negligence and carelessness to this, and you have a situation where almost tens of thousands of pedestrians are injured. According to the NHTSA, 69,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2008 alone. 4,378 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents that same year. The high fatality rate of pedestrian accidents is most likely caused by the lack of protection that a pedestrian has against a motor vehicle, which may weigh 2,000 pounds or more.
Why is it important to work with a personal injury lawyer? If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. An attorney experienced in these types of cases in your area can review your situation and determine what legal options you have and how to maximize your recovery. You may be entitled to receive money for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus takes on pedestrian accident cases throughout Simi Valley, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks, CA. We offer a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, helping you make the right choices about filing your claim and retaining legal counsel.
Contact a pedestrian accident attorney to discuss your Oxnard, Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks injury claim.