Going out on foot on the busy Pasadena streets is not a dangerous act by itself, but even when everyone respects traffic rules, pedestrian accidents are a serious reality. When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, even at low speeds, it can cause significant injuries.
Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2013 found that there were 4,735 deaths from pedestrian accidents and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA report shows that by 2015 the number increased to 4,884 deaths, just in the state of California.
Pasadena pedestrian accident lawyers at Avrek Law Firm have seen firsthand how pedestrian accidents can be devastating to the victims and their families. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients to get maximum compensation for the physical and emotional damage of such a serious accident.
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Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Pasadena
Many factors can contribute to the occurrence of a pedestrian accident. Some common accidents include:
- Failure of automobiles to stop at a pedestrian crossing or at a stop sign
- Drivers who pass school buses at full speed or drive at high speeds in school zones or neighborhood areas
- Cars that do not stop when the light is red
- Drivers who do not provide enough space for pedestrians on narrow roads
- Carelessness of pedestrians
- Alcohol consumption by pedestrians and drivers
- When a pedestrian crosses the street outside pedestrian traffic lanes, like parking lots or near entrances, on corners and on platforms
- Pedestrian is struck by debris falling from vehicles
- Pedestrian is struck by reckless cyclists
Pasadena Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Victims of a pedestrian accident often think they can make a claim on their own and negotiate directly with the insurance company of the other party. However, the claim process for this type of accident is can be difficult to navigate, and speaking with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney is always in your best interest.
Avrek Law Firm’s highly-trained Pasadena pedestrian accident attorneys have provided top-notch legal assistance to pedestrian accident victims and their families for more than 30 years. We proudly serve Pasadena and the surrounding areas, including Los Angeles and Burbank. For more information or to schedule a free case consultation today, call our office or complete the online form today!