Riverside Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrians are completely unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, call Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA right away. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can assist you in a claim for compensation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are a dedicated legal team, committed to giving our clients the focus and undivided attention they deserve.
  • Our auto accident lawyers have more than two decades of experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury law.
  • We are seasoned litigators and effective advocates for injured people. We understand that bigger settlements come with thorough preparation, and we will not hesitate to take your case to trial, if necessary, to recover the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that:

  • 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes in the most recent year for which statistics are available.
  • This figure represents a 1.7% increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year.
  • On average, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes.

As stated by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA):

  • The number of pedestrian fatalities has grown significantly faster than all other traffic deaths in the U.S.
  • In a recent nine-year period, pedestrian fatalities increased by 27% while all other traffic fatalities decreased by 14%.
  • The number of states with pedestrian fatality rates at or above 2.0 per 100,000 population has more than doubled.
  • The seven states and DC that legalized recreational marijuana use between 2012 and 2016 had a collective 16.4% increase in pedestrian fatalities in the first six months of 2017, as compared to a collective 5.8% decrease in all other states.
  • Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 16% of all traffic deaths in a recent year.
  • The pedestrian fatality rate in California per 100,000 population was 2.43.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are likely to be seriously injured when hit by a 4,000 lb. moving motor vehicle. Depending on the speed of the car and the area of the body hit, a pedestrian my fall to the ground, be slammed into an object, or be thrown onto the hood or windshield of the vehicle. Common pedestrian traffic crash injuries include:

  • Head trauma and brain injury: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an external force, such as a violent blow to the head or body, causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.
  • Internal injuries: This may involve rib fractures, internal bleeding, or damage to internal organs.
  • Pelvic injuries: Because of vehicle hood designs, pedestrians hit by a car are likely to suffer pelvic fractures and other pelvic injuries.
  • Spinal injuries: A sudden traumatic blow to the spine can fracture or dislocate vertebrae. It can also damage the spinal cord, leading to paralysis.
  • Bone fractures: This is one of the common injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents. Fractures occur when the physical force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone.
  • Soft tissue injuries: These are injuries to the soft tissues of the body that connect, surround, or support organs and structures, such as the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Soft tissue injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include strains, sprains, cuts, bruises, tears, and dislocations.

What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured By a Car As a Pedestrian?

When cars collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle you may have questions about how to pay for your medical bills and what to do about your pain and suffering. Our Riverside pedestrian injury lawyer specialize in representing pedestrian victims injured by automobile accidents. A pedestrian is someone who travels by foot and can be injured while walking, running, using skateboards, roller blades, or similar devices. If you have been injured while participating in these types of activities, you need an experienced Inland Empire pedestrian accident lawyer to explain your rights. Driver errors, misconduct, and negligence often contribute to car-pedestrian accidents.

What Types of Driver Errors Cause Pedestrian Injuries?

The following are examples of driver errors that can lead to accidents with pedestrians:

  • Disregarding a crosswalk
  • Ignoring traffic lights
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Passing a school bus
  • Disregarding pedestrians who are already crossing the roadway

When a pedestrian is involved in these types of accidents with an automobile the results can be life-threatening. Even a low-speed collision carries a high potential for serious injury and death. Injuries resulting when several thousand pounds of metal and glass strike a pedestrian can severely limit a personʼs ability to lead a normal life. Your injury may require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment. Serious injuries may leave you unable to work and pay your bills, leading to the foreclosure of your home, bankruptcy, and damage to your credit. You need the experience of a Riverside/San Bernardino pedestrian injury lawyer to get you the monetary compensation you deserve.

Our pedestrian injury attorney has 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Any pedestrian accident, even a minor collision can lead to injuries that have long lasting effects and cause irreparable pain and suffering. If you or a loved one were a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle you may be entitled to monetary damages. Let an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyers work for you.

Contact Us Today

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Personal Injury Attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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