Palm Springs Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
For many people, walking is a great recreational activity and also a convenient way to get from place-to-place. Each day, countless people choose to walk to stores and young children walk to school. While pedestrians are walking down sidewalks or crossing streets, they can protect themselves by following traffic signals and watching for oncoming vehicles. However, there isn't too much pedestrians can do if a vehicle approaches them too suddenly or if drivers choose to act recklessly. Unfortunately, behavior like this is quite common and is one of the reasons why so many pedestrian accidents happen each year in the state of California.
Once a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or SUV, he/she may can be injured or even killed. In fact, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that nearly 80,000 pedestrians are injured during accidents every year. This number is astounding and could be reduced if drivers did not act negligently.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Sometimes, accidents are caused by pedestrians. Pedestrians may ignore traffic signals or cut in front of oncoming cars, which can lead to serious collisions. Yet, most times, pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who act recklessly. Drivers may speed, talk on their phones or just fail to pay attention while they are near pedestrians. This type of behavior is not only dangerous, but may also prove fatal as hundreds of pedestrians are killed by negligent drivers every year.
Regardless of how pedestrian accidents were caused, anytime injured pedestrians suspect that negligent drivers were at fault, they should take the time to discuss their cases with a trusted personal injury law firm, like Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. The Palm Springs accident lawyers at our firm always do everything they can to ensure that injured pedestrians obtain fair compensation.
Palm Springs Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
When people sustain injuries during pedestrian accidents, their whole lives can change. The lawyers understand this and want to help injured parties by obtaining compensation on their behalf so they can fully recover from their injuries and resume their day-to-day lives.
If you or a loved one has been injured by third party negligence,
contact the Palm Springs pedestrian accident lawyers
at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. today.