It seems pedestrians are under assault in cities across America, and there is evidence to back this up. Overall, traffic deaths are down in the U.S. and have been trending downward for the past decade. However, pedestrian deaths have gone up, and according to a study from the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration, pedestrian deaths have risen 35% from 2008.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people as they have no protection in a collision. The occupants of a car have steel and dense plastic surrounding them absorbing some of the blow. This disparity in the protection of a pedestrian and an occupant of a car becomes apparent In crashes that involved both cars and pedestrians.
Pedestrian and Driver Die in Multiple-Car Crash in Carson
Three cars collided at an intersection in Carson Friday night, May 8, 2020, killing one of the drivers and a pedestrian. According to authorities at the scene, responding firefighters had to extricate the driver of one of the vehicles involved, and, sadly, the driver later succumbed to his injuries.
The cause of the accident is unknown, and it’s also unclear how the pedestrian was involved. Police say that the accident is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed as of yet.
Pedestrian and Multiple-Car Accident Injuries
When a pedestrian is struck by a car, not only do they have no protection, but they are often knocked to the ground or knocked into another car or object. When this happens, the pedestrian suffers multiple impacts and has a greater risk of serious injury and death.
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we have seen the devastation a car can do to a pedestrian, and we’ve helped many of them recover financially from terrible injuries. Some of these injuries can have a life-altering impact on the victim, and they are going to need sufficient compensation to help them adjust to their new reality.
Some of the injuries that we’ve seen in our years of representing victims are:
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Legs/Arms
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Organ Damage
- Nerve Damage
- Compound Fractures
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we make it our goal to help the victim get the compensation that is needed for their specific injuries. This is going to include things like job retraining, long-term disability, and reduction in the ability to work.
Each victim is different and each case is different, and we strive to understand what the victim is going through, and what they are going to need to get their life back.
Contact a Los Angeles Pedestrian Injury Attorney
The best thing to do when injured in an automobile accident is to talk to a Los Angeles Pedestrian Injury Attorney who understands the law and has experience getting injured victims the compensation they deserve.
Call the Law Firm of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of personal injury, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.