In California, pedestrian accidents occur every day. Many people in northern California commute to work by foot at least part of the way. Unfortunately for pedestrians, walking can be risky, and hundreds of people are injured or killed in an accident with a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle each year.
Pedestrian accident statistics
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018 there were over 6,200 pedestrians killed in accidents across the U.S. with California having almost 900 of those fatalities. Pedestrian accidents are often serious because pedestrians obviously have very little protection from large motorized vehicles. Even just a small hit can cause catastrophic injuries and even death.
Injury victims face significant expenses after an accident
If a person has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, they may want to speak with a legal professional who has experience in personal injury. An accident victim may now be facing thousands of dollars of unexpected medical expenses as well as loss of wages due to not being able to work. A victim of a pedestrian accident has the right to be compensated for their injuries and a personal injury attorney can help them get the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation can account for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
Pedestrian accidents are often serious, causing both physical and emotional trauma for the victim and their family. Families are often left wondering how they are going to pay these unexpected bills and continue on with their life. This is where a personal injury attorney can step in and help these families understand their legal rights and make a difference for their clients.