Long Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
The city of Los Angeles (also known as the City of Angels) is the heart of Southern California culturally, financially and commercially. Teeming with opportunities in nearly every facet and industry, it is no wonder that nearly 4 million people called Los Angeles home as of 2015.
Los Angeles is a diverse city which is divided into well over 80 different neighborhoods and districts. A lot of the individuals living in this areas choose to commute by foot, which unfortunately is one of the leading causes of injury in this densely populated area.
Common Causes Behind Pedestrian Injury
With the weather being as temperate as it is here in Los Angeles, it is no wonder that many people choose to walk to work, to the supermarket and elsewhere. Pedestrians may also be injured in parking lots, in fast food ordering lines and gas stations
The leading causes of a pedestrian injury:
- Distracted driving (driver inattention)
- Drinking and driving
- A driver’s failure to check for pedestrians in a crosswalk before driving through them
- A driver’s failure to stop at a stop light or sign
- Making a turn without paying attention to the surroundings
How to Handle a Pedestrian Accident
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the first steps you must take are to:
Seek Medical Treatment
Safety is your first priority. Get to a safe place and call 911.
Exchange Contact Information with Everyone Involved
Share your contact information with those who are involved in the accident, but share little to nothing else. You do not want any statement you make to be used against you should the case be taken to court.
Seek Legal Counsel
An expert Los Angeles personal injury attorney will be able to advise you of your rights and how you should proceed, what evidence you should gather while at the scene, and they will remind you of your legal rights.
Seek Help with Custodio & Dubey, LLP Today
At Custodio & Dubey, LLP we have big firm experience but provide little firm client care. From our free initial consultation onwards we will be investigating, fighting for and following up on your case while also being available to you 24 hours a day.
To arrange for your free consultation, we welcome you to call today (213) 593-9095.