If you have been struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian in Orange County, the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices Of Guadalupe Gonzalez can help you with your pedestrian accident claim.
Negligent motorists going over 35 mph may cause serious injuries and fatalities to pedestrians. Even a vehicle driving only 10 mph may seriously disable a pedestrian. The most common reason for a pedestrian injury when the pedestrian was clearly visible to the driver is distracted driving.
Anyone can be in a pedestrian accident, but teenagers have a higher risk. They’re old enough to commute to school or work alone but not necessarily old enough to drive.
They’re also more likely to act recklessly, like crossing a street without checking for oncoming traffic.
As with any accident, it’s important to act quickly.
Knowing what to do in the event of an accident is key. And taking the appropriate steps after you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Orange County could increase your chances of successfully seeking a settlement for your severe injuries and losses that resulted from the accident.
The Law Offices Of Guadalupe Gonzalez can help navigate you through the legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your trauma or caring for an injured loved one.
Call us today at 1-888-678-5318
While the tourist hotspots in Orange County are relatively safe for some pedestrians, there is a notably higher risk for local pedestrians walking to work, school, shopping centers, or out for a job.
Orange County has maintained an elevated rate for accidents involving those on foot over the past five years. In 2016 and 2017, the accidents reported reached nearly 900 incidents a year. As depicted below, the cases dropped slightly between 2018 and 2019, but still yielded severe injuries and fatalities.
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