Choosing to walk instead of driving or taking public transportation can be liberating. No more waiting in bumper to bumper traffic in your car. No more bumping up to the smelly passenger while taking public transportation. Walking is liberating. You get to set your own pace, stop for food or drink, or find a new view. Choosing to walk helps your body as well as the environment because you aren’t contributing to air pollutants.
Our Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at JML Law want you to know that we are on your side. We believe that as a walker you should be treated with respect. With over 40 years of experience, JML Law has basically seen it all. We know the legal necessities of a case and we believe that our clients should always be fairly compensated. If you or someone you love has been injured while walking then our Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at JML Law are ready to listen to you.
The most recent studies show that around 5, 380 pedestrians were killed in the United States from traffic accidents. This number breaks down to almost 2 deaths an hour. Who knew walking could be so dangerous and risky? In addition to the deaths, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments because of traffic accidents. The most vulnerable to pedestrian fatalities are those 65-years-old and older and 15-years-old and younger.
Age has a lot to do with who survives a pedestrian accident. It makes sense because the older you get the more fragile your body is to being hit on impact. People who are 65 or older account for 19% of all pedestrian deaths and 13% of those who survived but where injured. When an older person is hit by a car they tend to fall forward or backward. The injuries sustained are typical to the back, head, or pelvic area. Each of these accidents is traumatic and requires lots of body energy; the kind of energy that is not sustainable in the elderly.
Those who are 15-years-old and younger are also very susceptible. Even though young children tend to have more energy to fight, because they are so small they are more likely to be struck in the head or chest. The impact to head and chest can cause serious damage which results in catastrophic injury. The age least impacted is everything in between.
What To Do
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident as a pedestrian then our Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at JML Law are ready to represent you. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not in the business to pay for what you need. In fact, they will come up with reasons as to why your medical bills shouldn’t be covered. With an experienced attorney on your side, we will make sure that your needs are met. Call 818-610-8800 or click here for a free consultation with our professional attorneys at JML Law in Long Beach today.