Pedestrian Injuries: Los Angeles & Nationwide
The pedestrian traffic injury lawyer at Morris Law Firm resolves motor vehicle injury cases with your needs in mind. Whether you were injured as a passenger, riding a bicycle, or while walking on the street, if you were hit by a negligent driver, you have the right to recover for the harm you have suffered.
If you or a loved one were hurt by a negligent driver while crossing the street or otherwise outside of a motor vehicle, we have the legal resources and expertise to help you recover. Our Los Angeles-based attorney deals with the insurance companies and defense lawyers on your behalf to get you the coverage and compensation that you deserve. We fight to maximize your compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, and any other available damages. If a fair settlement is on the table, we work to get you the best deal possible. If the insurance company or negligent driver refuses to pay what they owe, we will battle your case all the way through trial and beyond.
Pedestrian Accidents Are More Common, and More Dangerous, Than You Think
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2017 across the United States. That’s roughly one pedestrian fatality every hour and a half. Another 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for traffic-related injuries. Since then, the numbers have only gotten worse. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimates that 7,668 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic (driveway, parking lot, private property) vehicle-related accidents in 2019.
As the CDC points out, pedestrian accidents are especially dangerous. Pedestrians do not have airbags, seatbelts, or the benefit of a protective metal shell like the occupant of a car does. When a pedestrian gets hit, even at low speeds, they are likely to suffer serious injuries or death. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in a car accident.
The facts add up: When drivers are negligent, pedestrians get hurt. A zealous California pedestrian accident attorney can ensure that you and your family are able to seek both justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered.
We Help Pedestrian Accident Victims Recover for All Types of Personal Injuries
Auto accidents involving pedestrians are likely to involve serious, if not fatal, injury. At Morris Law Firm, we help accident victims recover the maximum available damages for all types of injury. We work with accident victims suffering from injuries including:
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injury
- Damage to the neck, face, shoulders, or head
- Broken or fractured bones including legs, knees, wrists, arms, or facial bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Bruises, cuts, lacerations
- Loss of bodily functions
- Sprains, muscle tears, dislocated shoulders, and other soft tissue injuries
- “Road rash” and other serious scrapes and tears
Pedestrians are directly exposed to impact from the auto, the street, and any fixed objects nearby. Around 50 percent of all pedestrian accidents involve injury to the lower extremities–the knees, feet, legs, hips, etc. Damage to the face, neck, or head is also extremely common, representing over a third of all pedestrian accident injuries. More serious injuries can occur at higher speeds or when there are additional hazards present, such as loose debris or felled trees.
If you or someone you care about were hurt in a pedestrian accident, the auto injury attorneys at Morris Law Firm are ready to help.
Reach Out to Morris Law Firm for Assistance With a Pedestrian Accident Injury Claim in Los Angeles or Southern California
We understand there are many ways you can be injured by a motor vehicle and that each case is unique. Contact our Los Angeles auto accident and pedestrian injury attorney today to evaluate your unique personal injury claim. Morris Law Firm will give you a personalized evaluation and help you figure out your legal rights and next steps.
Call us today at 747-283-1144 for a fast response or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.