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Things You Should Know About Pedestrian Accident

By Law Office of Leonard Matsuk  Jun. 28, 2011 10:17a

If you or your children walk or jog on the streets in the city or country as a pedestrian, then you probably already know that you are at risk of getting hit by a car or other type of vehicle. None of us are exempt from the negligence or carelessness of an inattentive driver. Children are especially vulnerable to pedestrian accidents as they are smaller and generally harder to see. Additionally, they often do not have the wisdom necessary to be as cautious as they should when out amongst traffic or to exercise correct judgment in potentially dangerous circumstances.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Following is a list of the most common reasons why people get injured in pedestrian accidents:

  • Drivers violating traffic laws:  This can include speeding, running traffic stop signs and lights, making unsafe turns and so forth.
  • Driver inattention: Drivers have many opportunities for distraction including talking or texting on cell phones, focusing on a radio or CD player instead of the road, talking with passengers, eating, putting on make-up, driving while tired, programming or trying to operate a GPS, being intoxicated on drugs or alcohol and more.
  • Poorly designed intersections: Accidents have occurred because of design flaws in intersections such as incorrectly timed traffic lights that turn red too quickly or obstructions that bar drivers from being able to see pedestrians clearly. This can be anything from poorly placed road construction fixtures to overgrown bushes and trees.
  • Bad weather conditions: Pedestrians and drivers always need to be more cautious when weather conditions are poor so as to avoid accidents.

Get Experienced Legal Help

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Long Beach area, you should consult with a Long Beach personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Office of  Leonard Matsuk, we are here to help. We carefully research and document all details relating to accidents and prepare our cases so as to seek full and comprehensive compensation for our clients. The compensation you receive should reflect the loss you have experienced and also take into consideration the possibility of future expenses and losses. Those responsible for the accident need to be held accountable.

Contact a Long Beach pedestrian accident attorney  in our office for a free consultation and we will discuss the details of your accident.

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