High Rate of Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

High Rate of Pedestrian Accidents in Los AngelesPedestrian accidents in Los Angeles occur at three times the national rate, according to a recent article in the “Los Angeles Times.” About a third of the traffic fatalities in the Los Angeles region involve pedestrians.

A recent study compared crash rates in Los Angeles and other urban areas across the country. Using statistics and other data from the NHTSA and the California Highway Patrol, researchers determined that Los Angeles had experienced more than 2,000 fatal crashes between 2002 and 2009.

Many people travel through Los Angeles on foot or by bicycle. Unfortunately, as these statistics reveal, they may be at risk. Pedestrians have little defense against larger, heavier, faster moving vehicles, and a pedestrian will virtually always experience more severe consequences when he or she collides with a moving vehicle. Head trauma, broken bones, internal injuries, hemorrhaging and other serious, life-threatening health problems can occur when a pedestrian collides with a motor vehicle. He or she can even die or suffer from lifelong disability. The medical costs can be great, and the person’s life may be forever changed.

Mr. Hamdam, skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Los Angeles, focuses on this type of accident. He has seen the devastation that pedestrian accidents can cause, and he will advocate tirelessly on behalf of the victim. If you or someone you love has suffered a loss or an injury as a result of a pedestrian accident, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Mr. Hamdam.

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