Anyone who legally treads or bikes through the streets of a city and is struck by a car, truck or other vehicle, has the same right to claim financial compensation as any motorist. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,000 pedestrians die each year in automobile accidents, and more than 78,000 are injured when struck by a car or truck.
The Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyers at Avrek Law Firm know that damages from a pedestrian versus automobile accident case can be very serious and work tirelessly to obtain the maximum amount of compensation each victim deserves.
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Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Long Beach
Typically a pedestrian accident is caused by the negligence of an auto or motorcycle driver, and is often a result of driver distraction. Damages from this type of accident can include high medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages or loss of a normal life.
Pedestrian accidents occur frequently in Long Beach because of the large number of motor vehicles, as well as people who like to walk or run. Predominant situations that lead to a pedestrian accident can include:
- A motorist failing to give the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk
- A motorist failing to stop at a traffic light or stop sign
- A motorist speeding or driving while intoxicated
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Injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can cause serious emotional and physical damage, and can have a high financial impact, but if someone else’ neglect caused the accident and your injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Long Beach, you may need a good attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. We proudly serve Long Beach and the surrounding areas, including Huntington Beach, and can help you realize the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
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