You don’t have to be behind the wheel to suffer from someon’s
poor or reckless driving. Every year, almost 5,000 pedestrians are killed
in car accidents. A pedestrian will be injured in a motor vehicle
accident six times every minute.
Our Irvine accident attorneys will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle pedestrian accident lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.
The tragedy of pedestrian accidents is that a vast majority of these
accidents are the result of simple driver negligence. Drivers who fail
to pay proper attention to their surroundings set the stage for these
accidents. In other incidents, drugs and alcohol create dangerous situations
for everyone who shares the streets with intoxicated drivers.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Its all in the numbers. The average hybrid 4-door car weighs just
under 3,000 pounds, which is also the average weight of a wrecking ball
used to demolish large buildings. At 20 miles per hour, the average hybrid
car is moving faster than a wrecking ball, and therefore has more energy
to deliver to a target, even if that target is an innocent pedestrian.
Serious injuries are the rule rather than the exception when cars collide
with pedestrians. Spinal cord injuries are likely. Traumatic brain injuries
resulting from blunt impact or even penetration of the skull by portions
of the car’s frame are very possible. Neurological damage can result
in partial or complete paralysis. In extreme cases, the pedestrian may
be knocked into a coma.
Fortunately, not all pedestrian accidents result in such severe injuries.
However, even a broken limb or a concussion can cause considerable pain
The Costs of a Pedestrian Accident
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of the costs of a pedestrian
accident are not created by medical expenses. According to a study conducted
by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 80 percent of the costs
of an accident result from loss of income because of decreased productivity,
lost wages, and other non-medical factors.
Any injury causes more than physical damage. Shock, fear, and other emotional
factors figure into the suffering endured by a pedestrian accident victim.
Even family and loved ones can be harmed indirectly when traffic accidents
What Can You Do?
The real costs of a pedestrian accident are emotional and physical. If
you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact
the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in helping the victims
of personal injury accidents in Southern California receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case, or
you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.
Samer Habbas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers: we can help you put your life
back in order.
Law Offices of Samer Habbas
515 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Law Offices of Samer Habbas
7700 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Law Offices of Samer Habbas
11801 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA 92505