Walking and bicycling are recommended for their health benefits. But those benefits are destroyed when a motor vehicle drives into a cyclist or pedestrian.
In 2014, 4,884 people were killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes, more than 12 people every day of the year (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Safety Facts) and when including cyclists, the number rises to about 20 pedestrians and bicyclists that are fatally injured in the U.S., according to the NHTSA. Thousands more suffer serious injuries such as broken or crushed bones, amputations, severe lacerations, head and brain injuries, and damaged spinal cords.
- When pedestrians are killed
- Crosswalk accidents
- Whose insurance pays in pedestrian accidents?
- Injuries to bicyclists
- Bicycle fatalities
- Brain injuries to cyclists
- Cyclists struck at intersections
- Accident insurance for cyclists
In all these situations, attorney Scott J. Corwin stands for the rights of the injured and the family survivors of fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
Who Gets Hurt And What Can Be Done
Pedestrian accidents occur at intersections, crosswalks, between parked cars — anywhere that there are people. Many victims are elderly, handicapped, or children. Even mothers with strollers are struck by drivers, many of them distracted by something else in the car, or worse — driving while drunk or on drugs.
When appropriate, Scott J. Corwin comes down hard on drivers who exhibit indifference to the safety of others. He seeks the most compensation for victims: money for medical bills, money to get them by until they can work again, and money to compensate them for the pain and emotional misery their injuries have caused them.
For survivors of wrongful death, attorney Corwin seeks these damages plus the value of the loved one who was lost — as breadwinner, caregiver, beloved child or spouse.
And in cases of obvious recklessness, Scott J. Corwin seeks punitive damages, sending a message to drivers throughout the state that drunk driving and other reckless acts behind the wheel will not be tolerated.
Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties or elsewhere in California, we can help. Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation. Contact us toll free today at 800-946-9440, or contact us online.