Recent Posts in Pedestrian Accident Category

  • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

    When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
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  • Damages in a Pedestrian-Car Accident Case

    Pedestrian accidents can be devastating for many reasons, but the main one being that usually very serious injuries will result to the pedestrian who was hit. This is why discovering fault is a complex matter because many factors are taken into consideration and damages will be based off of this. Here are some of the damages that you may expect to receive when you have become injured: Medical ...
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  • Under The Influence Of A Cell Phone

    According to a new study by Ohio State University, about two million injuries occur every year as a result of pedestrians walking while using their cell phones. Even though distracted walking is not yet an offense, it can be potentially dangerous for pedestrians. When a pedestrian is walking and texting, his or her eyes and attention are seldom on the road. Did you know that research shows that ...
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  • I Wasn't Wearing A Helmet When I Got Hit

    Bicycle riding is both a popular recreational activity and means of transportation in Southern California. Studies show that more bicyclists than ever are now wearing helmets when riding. The number one reason to wear a bicycle helmet is to protect your head if you are involved in an accident or fall and hit the pavement. Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 85 percent, according to ...
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  • What are the Rights of Child Pedestrians?

    Parents may feel safer loading their children into the family car for a trip to school, but walking to school can provide an optimal source of physical activity. Do children on their way to school or a bus stop have any rights? Today, many children are often seen walking to and from schools and bus stops in the morning hours and the afternoon hours. Parents with flexible work schedules can walk ...
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  • What Makes a Road Dangerous for Pedestrians?

    In 2012, a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) found walking to be the most popular form of exercise activity in America. This finding emphasized the importance of recognizing and addressing the high rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. The report found that between 2003 and 2012, more than 47,000 people were killed and almost 700,000 people were injured ...
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  • At what age can children walk to school by themselves?

    A little 7-year old girl was killed while on her way to school in Hesperia on March 6, 2014 Police responded to a 911 call the other morning and discovered that while crossing the street to go to a nearby school bus stop, a young girl was struck by a vehicle. The little girl suffered major injuries and was taken by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. ...
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  • Safe and Sound at School

    All across the United States parents send their children off to school in the morning with the expectation that they will be in a safe and secure learning environment for the day. However, in light of recent events, including shootings at various schools, that expectation has come into question. School is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation-related injuries from ...
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  • Pedestrian Safety

    Did you know that in 2010 there was over 4,000 pedestrian were killed all in traffic crashes in the U.S, and another 70,000 were severely injured. So who’s most at risk? The elderly 65 years and older account for an estimated 19% of reported pedestrian deaths, and an estimated 11% are reported injured. One in every five children ages ranging from 5 to 9 years old are killed in traffic crashes as ...
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  • 9 yr-old girl victim of a hit-and-run

    Hit-and-run accidents are the result of one party causing injury to another person and then leaving the scene before producing the proper driver documentation. Hit-and-run accident charges can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the seriousness of the accident. Ontario Police are seeking information regarding a hit-and-run driver who hit a 9-year old girl the other afternoon. ...
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  • Bicyclist, Beware!

    With gas prices being as high as they are today, more and more people are turning to bicycles as a means of transportation. Bicyclists have as much of a right to travel safely on the roads as motor vehicle drivers. Have you ever noticed that bicycling road hazards sometimes seem to be everywhere: pedestrians, squirrels, other bikes, and car and truck doors – to name a few? In addition, there are ...
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  • Do Pedestrians Always Have The Right Of Way?

    While driving in Southern California tends to be a way of life, pedestrians also have significant rights that need to be observed and respected. A leisurely walk or jog can turn tragic if a car or truck strikes you A pedestrian was struck and killed on a road near Perris the other night. Police found a man lying in the traffic lanes, bleeding, with grocery bags surrounding him. An unconfirmed ...
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  • School Zone Accident Statistics

    Now that summer is over, back-to-school season presents an increased risk of school zone accidents. More and more vehicles are on the roads and more children become pedestrians in crosswalks near school. They are exposed to drivers and unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents. According to statistics, as many as 100 children are injured every year in accidents that happen inside school zones. Most ...
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  • Death At An Unmarked Crosswalk For 11 Year Old Girl

    Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the United States. When cars run into pedestrians, serious injuries might occur. Did you know that more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year while thousands and thousands are injured? Statistics show that every 5 to 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured. An 11-year old girl died the other night after being hit while crossing a street with her ...
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