Any intersection in Long Beach can be potentially deadly for an inattentive or distracted pedestrian, but there are those that account for the most pedestrian deaths every year.
Today, our Long Beach pedestrian accident attorney at JML Law is going to review the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Long Beach. Why?
Because (1) you, as a pedestrian in Long Beach, need to be aware of the worst intersections in your city to either avoid them or be more careful when crossing them, and (2) to get the attention of local officials to address the dangerous conditions on these intersections and minimize the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Fact: 2016 was the bloodiest year for pedestrians in the U.S., totaling over 6,000 pedestrian-related traffic deaths.
The worst intersections for pedestrians in Long Beach
There are certain intersections in Long Beach that are especially unsafe for pedestrians. Improper traffic signage, poor road conditions, inadequate visibility, unsafe speed, improper turns, and many other causes of pedestrian accidents that result in hundreds of deaths on Long Beach intersections every year.
Our best pedestrian accident attorneys in Long Beach have compiled a list of the worst intersections in the city to raise awareness and potentially minimize the risk of pedestrian accidents:
- Traffic Circle
- Los Coyote Diagonal
- Cherry Avenue
- 7th Street
- 2nd Street
- San Antonio
What makes Long Beach intersections so deadly?
Coupled with the usual causes of car accidents such as distracted driving, DUI, aggressive driving, running red lights, speeding, weather conditions, and improper turns, these factors create the above-mentioned Long Beach intersections potentially deadly for pedestrians:
- Inadequate construction or design of the intersection
- Improper traffic signage
- Poor visibility of traffic
- Lack of a merging lane
- Improperly placed or no stop or yield signs
- Improperly designated turning lane
- Insufficient time for pedestrians to cross the street.
Whatever is the cause of a pedestrian accident, our car accident attorneys in Long Beach will investigate your claim and help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and damages sustained in a traffic collision.
How to sue the city for a pedestrian accident?
The at-fault motorist who struck you at an intersection in Long Beach may not be the only party to be held liable for your injuries and damages. Our Long Beach pedestrian accident attorney at JML Law explains that the city could also be held liable if:
- the city owns or has control over the intersection
- is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of the intersection
- the intersection had a dangerous condition at the time of the pedestrian accident
- the dangerous condition caused the accident
- you suffered injuries and damages as a result of the accident
- Long Beach officials either knew about the condition or the condition has existed for such an unreasonably long time that the city should have learned about it to fix it.
Only an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help you prove these elements, determine liability and sue Long Beach for your injuries and damages.
Consult our Long Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at JML Law today to find out the best legal strategy in your particular case. Call our offices at 818-610-8800 or send an email to get a free consultation.