Pedestrian accidents are among the deadliest traffic accidents for obvious reasons – when you head out on foot, absolutely nothing comes between you and the impact of a traffic accident. If you or someone you love has been injured – or worse – in a pedestrian accident, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles.
Drivers are responsible for driving safely, and this includes watching out for pedestrians in their midst. Driver negligence, however, comes in many forms, and such negligence can end in exceedingly dangerous pedestrian accidents, including:
- Distracted Drivers – Drivers who are using their smartphones (or who are distracted by anything else) are far more likely to injure pedestrians. When drivers get behind the wheel, they are responsible for driving safely (in relation to pedestrians and to everyone else who shares the road), and this includes foregoing distractions.
- Impaired Drivers – Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs put everyone on our roads in grave danger, and pedestrians are no exception.
- Drowsy Drivers – Drivers who are impaired by exhaustion are prone to making unsafe choices, and they endanger pedestrians and other motorists alike.
- Aggressive Drivers – Aggressive drivers are dangerous drivers, and they endanger pedestrians along with everyone else.
Choosing to walk is a great way to get in your daily steps and to reduce your carbon footprint. As a pedestrian, however, it’s important to recognize that you’re far more vulnerable to dangerous traffic accidents.
Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Los Angeles Today
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to traffic accidents. If a negligent motorist leaves you injured, the experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at The Broadway Law Firm in Los Angeles are committed to skillfully advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled. Your rights matter, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.