A young pedestrian was seriously injured after a pedestrian accident in La Quinta on Tuesday night, May 5.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident took place on Blackhawk Way at around 9:10 p.m.
The juvenile pedestrian was struck by an unspecified vehicle on the roadway. The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been established.
The young pedestrian sustained serious injuries from the mishap and had to be airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the cause and the liability in the accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
California is one of the leading states when it comes to pedestrian accidents. The golden state has a pedestrian fatality that is almost 25% higher than the national average.
In 2018 alone, approximately 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured in California. Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries and, sometimes, even death.
This is because pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the roadway compared to other motorists. They have no form of protection in case an accident was to occur. Pedestrian accidents are typically caused by distracted driving, speeding, intoxicated drivers, and drivers failing to yield the right way.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Riverside County
It can be quite challenging to deal with injuries caused by a pedestrian accident. This can make it challenging for the victim to file the claim on their own. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victims are encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s assistance.
The victims will be entitled to seek financial compensation for the medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them through the personal injury claim.
Arash Law’s experienced personal injury and wrongful death 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. Call our office at (888) 488-1391 today to discuss your accident with a lawyer for hit-and-run cases.