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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are rampant, especially in California, where the majority of citizens depend on cars for transportation. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority reports that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States rose 4.9% in 2010 while injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured. Situations of pedestrian accidents are oft too familiar. You may be crossing the street when a speeding driver strikes you. Whether the driver did failed to see you or was careless in any other way, you may have grounds to follow suit and seek damages for the injuries caused to you.

Pedestrian accidents are especially dangerous, as when hit by a car, pedestrians sustain serious injuries. Considering an average vehicle that weighs 2,000 pounds to that of an average pedestrian weighing around 160 pounds, the disparity between the two is harrowing. In a collision, drivers also have the protection of their vehicles such as seat belts, steel, and air bags. Pedestrians on the other hand are afforded zero protection. Clearly, pedestrian accidents can result in traumatic injuries for the pedestrian. Common injuries pedestrians experience in a collision include head trauma, brain injury, paralysis, broken bones, or spinal cord injury.

Drivers frequently cause pedestrian accidents by carelessly failing to check blind spots, speeding near cross walks, avoiding traffic signals or just blatantly disregarding pedestrians. If your accident was caused by driver negligence, you have the right to damages caused by your injury.

Contact the Genesis Law Group today to discuss your pedestrian accident. We will provide you with the necessary legal counsel to begin your personal injury claim. Avoid trying to settle your claim with auto insurance companies, as they are seasoned in turning the blame on you and cutting the financial compensation you deserve. Let the Genesis Law Group investigate your case and represent you to obtain the full damages that are rightfully yours.