Jesse J. Bañuelos, A Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF INJURED PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT VICTIMS
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Facts, 4,280 pedestrians died in accidents in 2010 in this country while 70,000 more were injured. Many of these were children; the cost associated with injuries and fatalities of pedestrians aged 14 and less totaled 5.2 billion dollars per Safe Kids Worldwide. The number of injuries may be much higher due to the fact that many pedestrian accidents are not reported to police. When involved in a traffic accident, pedestrians risk serious injury and death due to lack of any protection between themselves and other vehicles, the road, or surrounding objects. Even when struck by vehicles traveling at relatively low speeds, such as 45 miles per hour, a pedestrian’s risk of death is well above 50 percent. Furthermore, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that close to 3 out of 4 pedestrian accident deaths occur in urban areas, like Los Angeles. California is among the top 4 states in pedestrian fatalities in the entire country. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most pedestrians are struck by the front end of a vehicle. The speed of the vehicle will determine the severity of the injuries sustained. Heads, legs, and arms are most often injured in such accidents.
Representing pedestrians injured by negligent drivers is one of the practice areas provided by our office. Our office can help you file an injury claim or lawsuit in pursuit of the damages you incurred due to medical expenses, loss of work, pain, suffering, and more in any pedestrian accident. We know how devastating such an accident can be for you and your family and how it can threaten the stability of your financial situation. Our firm is dedicated to helping you maximize your recovery through the effective presentation of your claim, aggressive negotiation with insurance companies, or through civil litigation in court. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, please call our office immediately and we’ll provide you with free advice regarding all your rights. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ll send one of our representatives to your home/hospital at any time/day, including nights/weekends. As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Mr. Bañuelos has helped thousands of accident victims to obtain the maximum compensation that they deserve. With over 25 years of experience in handling personal injury claims, he has the tenacity and experience to make a difference in your case.