The last thing you should ever have to worry about is a drunk or otherwise negligent driver when you are out walking. We know, though, that there are far too many pedestrian crashes in and around the city. If you ever need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, please call us today.
At JML Law, we are ready to help you. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need to get through this. Do not get taken advantage of by insurance companies or other parties involved.
Pedestrian In “Grave” Condition
We are learning that police have arrested one person on suspicion of DUI after a pedestrian was seriously hurt recently in Shadow Hills.
The incident occurred on Sunland Boulevard near Stonehurst Avenue. Police say that a black Infiniti SUV and a Honda Accord were traveling westbound on Sunland. The Honda, while traveling at a high rate of speed, hit the Infiniti. The impact caused the Infinity driver to lose control and strike the curb. The Infiniti then overturned onto an unpaved sidewalk and struck a man walking his dog.
The Honda driver attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended and arrested by responding officers.
We Know This Happens
Drunk drivers are dangerous drivers and they need to be held accountable if they cause injuries. For the latest reporting year in California, alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 29% of all traffic deaths. However, overall, there were over 278,000 injuries in the state. Other common causes of vehicle crashes include:
- Those who speed or operate recklessly
- Distracted drivers (phones, cell phones, etc.)
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- And more
Victims of pedestrian crash often sustain serious injuries. We commonly see the following in the aftermath of these incidents:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
There were more than 14,000 pedestrian crash injuries during the latest full year of data available for the state. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. When they are struck, they usually suffer from two impact – one with the vehicle and one with the ground. Aside from the massive medical expenses pedestrian crash victims face, they often lose their jobs while they are rehabbing from their injuries.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by the negligence of another person, please consider seeking legal assistance. At JML Law, we understand these cases and we know that they can become complex. We will investigate your case, work with insurance companies, and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages
When you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by calling at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.