Pedestrian Accidents | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. That’s why our compassionate and experienced attorneys at Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie are here to provide essential insights into personal injury law:
The word “negligence” comes up a lot in personal injury situations, and our experts Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie are here to shed some light about what this really means.
According to the California Bicycle Coalition, California is ranked as the fourth most bicycle-friendly state by the League of American Bicyclists 2022 Report. However, bicycle accidents still happen all too frequently. To prevent injuries, here are some California laws all bikers should know:
2022 was one of the deadliest years in two decades in terms of traffic fatalities. 300+ people were killed in auto accidents in Los Angeles alone.
Most of the fatalities were pedestrians and bicyclists. Distractedness was listed as the number one reason for pedestrian accidents.
This year, experts expect these numbers to increase due to California’s new Freedom to Walk Act, which allows pedestrians to legally jaywalk “with caution.”
Please always remain alert and exercise caution when on the road.
If you know anyone who is hit by a car as a pedestrian or cyclist, our team is ready to assistant them. Contact us today.
Children are back in school again and most of them are attending in person. This is a good time to call your attention to a type of accident called a “dart out.” This is when a child unexpectedly darts out into the path of a moving vehicle. Who is at fault in this situation?
California law requires all vehicle owners to have minimum auto insurance policies in the event that they cause a collision. This is called “liability” coverage, and is meant to protect any people they hurt.
Car manufacturers focus primarily on maximizing safety for vehicle occupants; only recently have companies focused on pedestrian safety. Rear-view cameras and automatic brakes are just two of the innovative ways that auto manufacturers are improving the roads for pedestrians.
According to the Orange County Register, a pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by an on-duty state park vehicle in late July 2019. The incident occurred in Newport Beach, near Crystal Cove State Park. Police were called at approximately 10 p.m. and the victim, a 41-year old man, according to the LA Times, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Walking is a healthy and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, and fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. The weather is cooler, the skies are bluer, and the changing colors of the nature adds to what is already an enjoyable experience.
Let’s pretend you’re heading to the store for some last-minute supplies—your aunt and uncle just dropped in, and you want to have a nice meal at home. You manage to squeeze your SUV into the last row at Corona Del Mar Plaza and you slip out the door, intent on your shopping list. But as you step into the lane, you hear an engine that sounds close—way too close. Next thing you know, something cold and hard hits your legs from behind and you fall face-first on the asphalt.
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