Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to being hit by cars. When a pedestrian accident happens, the pedestrian may have the right to be compensated by the motorist. In many cases, pedestrian accidents can be life threatening.
At Bungay Law, PS, our experienced legal team hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents normally occur in residential/densely populated neighborhoods where drivers don’t take caution.
- Speeding: This is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles. Excessive speeding is a major hazard on pedestrian streets. When drivers speed, and are busy texting/on the phone, this is a recipe for a fatal and life altering injury
- Ignoring stop signs: Seattle is full of interactions where drivers, in a fit of frustration, are in a rush, and ignore stop signs. These stop signs are in place to help protect pedestrians, and when drivers disregard basic safety issues – this can lead to fatal pedestrian accidents.
- Ignoring surroundings: In dense cities like Seattle, if you’re not careful you might miss important details while driving – like children in the vicinity, especially if they aren’t under the direct supervision of adults. In many cases, careless drivers cause accidents when they ignore their surroundings and don’t see children in the area.
If you, or someone you know or love, has been the victim of an pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation and can take legal action to pursue it. Compensation may include loss of income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.