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pedestrianAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car accident.

The injuries that can result from these accidents can range from minor bruises and scratches to more serious and life changing injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries and spinal chord injuries, to even death.

Distracted Drivers Means More Accidents

Modern technology distracts drivers more than ever. Smart phones, texting, and emails are just some of the culprits for the cause of serious accidents. The National Safety Counsel’s annual injury and fatality reports found that cellphones cause 26% of the nation’s accidents. Other distractions include eating, drinking, grooming, using a navigation system, or talking to other passengers in the car.

These distractions make it even more important for pedestrians to be vigilant of moving vehicles. Some tips that pedestrians should remember while on the street include:

  • Staying on the sidewalk
  • Using crosswalks
  • Avoiding high traffic roads
  • Children should always hold the hands of an adult while crossing the street

Compensation for Injured Pedestrians

An injured pedestrian has a right to recover damages for the injuries they have suffered. An experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

If you or someone you love is the victim of a pedestrian accident, you should immediately consult an attorney to help you recover the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.

Call Us Today!

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Irvine, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 1-888-848-5048.

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Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.