Two people were hurt after a motorcycle crashed into a pedestrian near Crossglade Avenue on Sunday morning, February 22.
According to the local authorities’ initial reports, the accident took place near Crossglade Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road at around 10:45 a.m.
A motorcycle crashed into a pedestrian for unclear reasons. Emergency personnel immediately arrived at the scene and found both the pedestrian and the motorcyclist on the roadway.
Both of them were transported via ambulance to a nearby trauma center.
The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been established.
It is unclear whether intoxication was a factor in the accident.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians 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.
But what makes pedestrian accidents more common and dangerous?
Pedestrian accidents are unlike other types of accidents just because pedestrians 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.
Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injuries and even death to those who are unlucky enough to be involved in such an accident. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries. Many pedestrian accident injuries can result in either functional impairments or long-term conditions.
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Motorcycle-Pedestrian Accidents
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 intimate detail, enabling us to obtain the most favorable settlements or jury verdicts possible for our clients.
A pedestrian accident lawyer from Arash Law will help you stay one step ahead of the insurance company or responsible party and avoid mistakes that would jeopardize your claim.
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