Pedestrian Accidents

Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Advocating for Safer Streets and Pedestrian Safety

Although you may have heard the popular saying, “No one walks in LA,” the truth is that many areas of Los Angeles County are brimming with pedestrians. Santa Monica, Atwater Village, Chinatown, Koreatown, Downtown LA, Venice Beach, Hollywood, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills all have walkable areas that offer great shopping, food, and entertainment to LA residents and tourists alike. However, cars are not absent from these places, which means that pedestrian accidents do occur.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence by filing a legal claim. As an LA-based firm, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is deeply committed to improving the safety of the roads and streets of the many cities that make up this beautiful county. Our legal team regards each and every client as a close friend, fighting tooth and nail for their justice; this has resulted in us winning more than $4 billion in jury awards and settlements for injured individuals.

Hire an experienced team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys. Call Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman today at (855) 948-5098.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) puts it, everyone is a pedestrian at some point in the day. Even if you drive to the grocery store, you are still considered a pedestrian for the time it takes to walk from your car to the entrance of the store.

According to the NHTSA’s statistics, there was a 3% increase in the United States’ pedestrian accident fatalities in 2018, the last year for which data is available. In total, this comes out to more than 6,200 pedestrian deaths for that year — the most since 1990.

At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, we are committed to combating this harrowing data by representing injured pedestrians and their loved ones in injury claims. In addition to fighting for their legal compensation, we also make sure to incorporate the importance of road safety in our court arguments to prevent other pedestrians from suffering the same fate.

What Rights Do I Have as a Pedestrian in Los Angeles?

No matter which LA neighborhood you live in, you have certain rights as a pedestrian, including the right of way in unmarked or marked crosswalks, as well as the right to use a sidewalk without being obstructed by a vehicle. This is because, should an accident occur between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian is at a much higher risk of being injured than anyone in the involved passenger car.

Please note that pedestrians are still legally required to practice caution and conduct themselves in a safe manner when on the street. For example, a pedestrian may be considered liable for an accident if they attempt to cross the street unlawfully and unsafely, such as without giving a driver enough time to stop their vehicle.

Common Types of Driver Negligence

There are myriad injuries that could result from a pedestrian accident, from broken bones to brain injuries, to lost limbs, and more. There are just as many types of driver negligence that could have led to the accident; for example, our lawyers have prosecuted drivers for the following acts:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding or other types of reckless driving
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Failing to check mirrors while switching lanes
  • Attempting an unsafe right- or left-hand turn
  • Failing to check for pedestrians in parking lots

Pedestrian Accidents Due to Unsafe Premises

If the accident did not involve a motor vehicle and instead resulted from the presence of property hazards, you could file a premises liability claim against the property owner. Per law, property owners are required to keep their premises in a condition that is safe for all lawful guests, occupants, and visitors.

Several examples of property hazards that could cause injury to a pedestrian include:

  • Unsafe overhangs
  • Uneven sidewalks and entryways
  • Lack of a wheelchair-accessible ramp
  • Poorly maintained steps leading up to the entrance

Trust a Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman Lawyer

When choosing an attorney team to work with, it is important to consider the reputation of the entire firm in addition to the primary attorney you plan to work with. In fact, no matter what attorney you work with, it can be expected that they will often consult their colleagues on a case to ensure that all bases are covered. Thus, you should only hire an attorney if you are pleased with their firm’s work.

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has a notable reputation of success as evidenced by our past case results, client reviews, and acclaim from the National Trial Lawyers, U.S. News — Best Lawyers®, and Super Lawyers®, among others. We are wholly dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured plaintiffs and have done so for more than 40 years. Whether the party we are representing you against is another individual, an insurance company, or a large corporation, you can trust that our lawyers will not back down when your rights are on the line.

Contact our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers online or at (855) 948-5098 to arrange a free consultation.

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