Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Long Beach
The data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that 14% of all traffic mortalities resulted from pedestrian accidents. 4,743 pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents in 2012, while 76,000 pedestrians sustained injuries. In most cases, a negligent or careless driver is at fault for the collision, as pedestrians generally have right of way.
In such accidents, the pedestrians are highly vulnerable to injuries, and where young children and senior citizens are involved, the risk factor is exceptionally high catastrophic injuries or fatalities may occur.
Motorists who are responsible for the accident may be likely to face a personal injury lawsuit seeking reimbursement for the losses incurred due to the accident. In cases where the accident was the result of hazards created by careless property-owners, municipalities, or other third parties, they may be held legally responsible for negligence. In still other cases, a premises liability claim may be brought for a manufacturing defect may have caused the vehicle to operate improperly, resulting in the collision. The damages in such claims generally include:
- Wage loss due to inability to work
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Potential future medical expenses
- Damage to property
- Pain and suffering
- The loss of enjoyment of life
If the victim succumbs to injuries, his or her survivor(s) may have the right to pursue wrongful death damages to cover funeral and burial expenses, as well as other damages.
At Gabriel & Associates, we have extensive experience working with victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. We will advocate for you to be awarded the highest compensation available in your case. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 801-7221.