YOU & YOUR CLOSE RELATIVES MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH SETTLEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES & INJURIES IN CALIFORNIA
Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious accident cases. California has a high rate of pedestrian fatality, probably more than many other states.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC):
- One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.
- More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.
- 2018: 893 pedestrians were killed on California roadways, a 26% increase from 2014.
- 2018: More than 14,000 pedestrians injured.
- Pedestrian deaths rose 26% percent between 2014 and 2018.
- Nearly 7,500 pedestrians have died in California between 2009 and 2018.
- Adults aged 65 years and older accounted for about 17% of the U.S. population in 2020. However, people ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths in 2020.
- California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 25% higher than the national average.
- No state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California.
What do you need to do to file a pedestrian injury claim?
You need an experienced attorney to file your lawsuit. Filing a timely pedestrian accident injury claim by Barrington Law Office, Inc. (APC) will help you maximize your chance to recover your damages, while you focus on your daily life and recovering from the accident’s injuries. An experienced Los Angeles pedestrian injury attorney will ensure that your claim is properly and timely filed, and your case is handled for maximum chance at fair compensation.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, whether you were hit by a bike, a bicycle, a motorcycle, a scooter, or a motor vehicle you may be entitled to a cash settlement for different types of damages such as:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Rehabilitation bills
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss or damage to your property
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium –
- Loss of consortium – “loss of consortium” claims to seek compensation because the person injured can no longer provide the same affection, companionship, comfort, or sexual relations to his family and loved ones. When a loved one is injured or killed as a result of the negligence of another person or entity, the spouse or close relatives may be able to file a loss of consortium claim. Consult with your lawyer about this claim.
Jaywalking & the California Freedom To Walk Act (CALIFORNIA AB 2147)
The California Freedom to Walk Act (AB 2147) went into effect on January 1, 2023.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed this new law allowing pedestrians to jaywalk “only when a reasonably careful person would realize there is an immediate danger of a collision.” Local Glendale Assemblymember Laura Friedman is a co-author with California Assemblymember Phil Ting of San Francisco.
This law has not decriminalized jaywalking in California. However, as Ting says “…we’re directing law enforcement not to cite people, unless there’s an immediate hazard…” The decision is up to the discretion of the law enforcement officers and the law does not provide a free ticket to jaywalk.
For drivers, the general provision of the law is still the same and they should be mindful of pedestrians crossing the designated areas as well as others.
Get compensated for your physical & mental injuries:
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Your attorney fees and costs will be paid from the settlement, and you won’t owe us any money if the case does not settle. No win, no fee! So don’t wait, lawyer up!
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