Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in California
According to research released earlier this year, about 15% of California’s traffic fatalities are pedestrians. Serious injury or death are common when a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian. According to research performed by AAA, the speed of the vehicle is the primary factor in how serious the injuries will be.
Driver Speed Increases Risk of Injury or Death
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that speed is the number one factor in causing injury to pedestrians. When a collision occurs with the vehicle moving at 23 mph, the risk of serious injury is at 25%. However, if the car is moving at 39 mph, the pedestrian has a 75% chance of sustaining serious harm. Clearly, caution by drivers around pedestrians is vital to minimize the risk of injury or death.
Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claims in Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian accident can result in tragedy. The lawyers at Petrov Law Firm seek to help bereaved family members to secure damages. The speed of the driver, texting while driving, or other violations may result in a pedestrian death being labeled as a wrongful death.
In the case of serious injury, a pedestrian is likely entitled to monetary damages, especially if crossing at a crosswalk. Everything from medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering needs to be factored in when an accident occurs. Call 619-344-0360 to get started today and let our experienced personal injury attorneys help you to achieve the maximum damages for your case.