You don’t have to be behind the wheel to suffer from another motorist’s poor or reckless driving. Every year, more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed in car accidents. When an individual is struck by a vehicle, the results can be devastating and even fatal. Although studies released by the California Department of Transportation show that motor vehicle accident related fatalities have increasingly decreased, pedestrian related fatalities on the road continue to rise.
If you or a loved one has been injured while walking on the streets of California, you need to consult with an experienced California pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our legal team is dedicated to providing pedestrian victims with the assistance they need to get the compensation that they deserve.
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, especially if that target is an innocent pedestrian.
When a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries, such as partial or complete paralysis
- Back and neck injuries
- Neurological injuries
- Internal organ damage, etc.
Regardless of what type of injuries you or your loved one has suffered in a pedestrian related accident, you should consult with an experienced California pedestrian accident attorney.
The Costs of a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can be very costly to victims and their family members. The serious injuries can be expensive to treat. There are hospital bills, doctor bills, rehabilitation treatments and at-home care.
However, the costs of a motorcycle accident are not limited to medical expenses. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 80 percent of the costs of a pedestrian accident result from loss of income due to decreased productivity, lost wages, and other non-medical factors.
The experienced California pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will aggressively fight to get you and your loved ones the full extent of the compensation that you deserve for all related expenses that you have incurred as a result of your pedestrian accident.
Contact an Experienced California Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in helping victims of pedestrian injury accidents in Southern California to obtain the fair compensation they deserve for their injuries.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call 1-949-565-2974.