Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
California is one of the most dangerous states to drive in, which also means that pedestrians face endangerment just walking the streets. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported more than 14,000 pedestrian injuries in the Golden State in 2018, which is more than any other state in the country. Additionally, Los Angeles County proved to be the deadliest county in the United States for pedestrians, with an average of 253 deaths per year between 2015-2019 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you or a loved one was hit by a car while crossing the road, whether it was a distracted driver on their phone, someone reversing in a parking lot, or a drunk driver, our Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys are here to fight for your justice by pursuing the negligent driver.
Our passionate attorneys at C&B Law Group know that these accidents can be physically debilitating, mentally trying, and permanently scarring for victims, so we will do whatever it takes to hold the responsible party accountable.
Pedestrians that are involved in a car accident can suffer from mental trauma, as well as a variety of physical injuries listed below:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Permanent scarring
California Vehicle Code 21950 outlines that pedestrians have the right-of-way in both marked and unmarked crosswalks. Additionally, the law states that drivers approaching a pedestrian must exercise all due care to ensure the pedestrian’s safety. If you were a pedestrian hit by a car while crossing the street, you may benefit from speaking with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney to see if you have a case.
What to do after getting hit by a car?
Get to safety
It can be difficult to stay calm in such a stressful situation. However, if possible after being hit by a car, the first thing you should try to do is get yourself out of harm’s way.
Dial 911 to get the police on the scene as soon as possible. Police will investigate the scene, help gather information, and ensure everyone’s safety. The police will ask for your account of the incident, so try to give the most accurate description of what occurred. Get the police report number before they leave.
Seek Medical attention
If you are seriously injured, an ambulance will take you to the emergency room. Even if you feel completely fine after an accident, it’s still best to get checked by a medical professional. The adrenaline released in your body after an accident can temporarily mask pain, so you could be injured without knowing it.
Do your best to document every aspect of the accident including location, time of day, and any vehicles involved. Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident as well as injuries you sustained. Collect the driver’s information including their contact information, driver’s license, insurance, and all specifications of the vehicle they were driving.
Contact a Lawyer
You should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can if you were injured as a pedestrian. At C&B Law Group, our experienced accident attorneys will ensure that you get the justice you deserve. We will gather information from you about the accident, present you with your options, and answer any questions that you may have.
We know that it can be daunting to deal with the aftermath on your own, which is why our attorneys are here to help. We have years of experience building strong cases and a track record of recovering significant compensation for our clients, so call us today for a free consultation.