[01-10-2021] Los Angeles, CA – Woman Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Lancaster

An unidentified woman in her 50’s was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident in Lancaster on Sunday evening, January 10.

[01-10-2021] Los Angeles, CA - Woman Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Crash in LancasterThe accident occurred at approximately 6:12 p.m. on 20th Street West, south of Avenue I in Lancaster. A Ford Escape was reportedly traveling northbound when it suddenly hit the woman for unexplained reasons. The woman sustained fatal injuries from the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been disclosed.

It is unclear what caused the accident to occur. The Ford driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He did not appear to be driving while under the influence. Witnesses that can give additional information about the accident are urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers of the roadway compared to passengers in private vehicles.

What Makes Pedestrian Accidents in California Different Than Other Types of Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents are unlike other types of accidents because they have no protection in an accident. Those who are riding in cars are in vehicles that weigh an average of at least 4,000 pounds and have seat belts and airbags to protect them. Even bicyclists typically have helmets to protect them. Meanwhile, pedestrians are completely defenseless and vulnerable in the event of someone else’s negligence in the circumstances in which most pedestrian accidents occur.

They currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent/distracted driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

But why are more drivers getting distracted nowadays? Due to the rise in popularity of smartphones, more drivers are occupied with their gadgets rather than focusing their vision on the roadway.


Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

It can be quite stressful and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

As experienced California pedestrian accident attorneys, we at Arash Law know how to obtain the maximum compensation available under California law for injuries and deaths to pedestrians that have been caused by negligent drivers, truck drivers, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable to being injured as compared with those in motor vehicles or even on bikes, a fact that is unfortunately particularly true in California.

Arash Law’s experienced personal injury lawyers have extensive expertise and knowledge representing California pedestrians who have been injured or killed in pedestrian accident cases. We have an intimate understanding of the law that applies in such circumstances. We take the time to get to know our clients and their cases in personal detail, enabling us to obtain the most favourable settlements or jury verdicts possible for our clients.

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Our attorneys from Arash Law are here to help you no matter what your case is. Our attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly. You may visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for any inquiries and concerns.

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