Tag Archives: Pedestrian Injuries

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A recent report published by Smart Growth America noted that between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Between 2005 and 2014, Americans were 7.2 times more likely to die as a pedestrian than from a natural...
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How the Economy Affects Your Orange County

The state of the economy is currently a big political issue at the national, state, and local level. It affects all of us in various ways, and it may even affect the case value of your Orange County pedestrian injury claim. Insurance companies were hit hard by the economic downturn, just like individuals were. They had investments, and if these investments suffer, they will look to save money in...
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Determining Fault in California Pedestrian Laws

California pedestrian accident lawyer Samer Habbas makes client education a focus of his law practice, and dispelling myths about the law is a big part of his efforts. When we hear of a pedestrian accident, we usually assume that driver negligence such as running a red light or speeding caused it. But he and other Southern California pedestrian accident attorneys know that while we can blame most pedestrian accidents...
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Elderly Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Pickup Truck

  An elderly woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed recently by a pickup truck at a Yorba Linda crosswalk. This Orange County Register article reported that the 80-year-Placentia victim was riding her bike on the sidewalk on East Imperial Highway when she attempted to cross Prospect Avenue about 5:40 p.m. When she attempted to cross Prospect, the white pickup truck was turning left from West Imperial Highway...
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Popular Beach Home to Dangerous Train Crossing

According to the Ventura County News, the site where a teen was struck and killed by a train may pose additional safety hazards to pedestrians walking near the tracks. Emma Wood State Beach-north of Ventura-lies next to a stretch of railroad tracks owned by Union Pacific Railroad. The tracks take a wide turn as they pass under the Pacific Coast Highway. The arrangement of tracks, highway and retaining walls...
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