All pedestrians must take steps to protect themselves from motorists who are driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, or drugged. Drivers who are reckless and negligent cause thousands of pedestrian accidents each year in the United States. The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents, a 9.5 percent increase over the previous year. During the same year, traffic-related crashes insured approximately 70,000 pedestrians. During 2015, 13 percent of pedestrian injuries and 19 percent of pedestrian fatalities were people 65 years of age and older.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California had the highest number of pedestrian deaths in 2015. Nationwide, there were 5,376 pedestrians died in traffic-related accidents, a 9.5 percent increase from the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2014. In California, 742 people died in pedestrian accidents during 2015. Pedestrian deaths represented almost a quarter of all traffic fatalities that year. While many of these deaths occur in cities and urban areas, pedestrians in rural areas must also be aware of the dangers posed to pedestrians by motorists. Even when crossing at an intersection or crosswalk, pedestrians can be in danger. The fact is that anywhere you are walking you are in danger of an accident if there is any traffic near to where you are walking. Understanding the common causes of pedestrian accidents can help you take steps to avoid being injured by a careless or negligent driver.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are alleging that the other side (the defendant) is liable for your injuries from a car accident, slip and fall accident, motorcycle crash, or other type of personal injury accident. You are requesting compensation for your damages and losses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage,
Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles A quick internet search reveals numerous pedestrian accidents in and around Los Angeles. In a matter of three days, at least five pedestrian accidents were reported in the greater Los Angeles area. Los Angeles County Judge Daniel L. Brenner died when he was struck and killed while crossing the street
California Pedestrian Accident Injury Statistics Each year, hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured in pedestrian accidents throughout California. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Accident Statistics, there were 11,831 California pedestrians hit by a car in 2013. Of those, 733 died, and 1,490 were seriously injured - that's over four serious injuries