Pedestrian Accidents | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
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 term defines when a child unexpectedly darts out into the path of a moving vehicle. Who is at fault in this complex legal situation? Not only does the child have a potential claim, the parent may have a claim as well.
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.
In 2017, shared-use electric scooters came on the scene, seemingly overnight in Southern California. We have to admit, they attracted us with their sense of childhood fun and the freedom to move about the city, inexpensively and without traffic constraints. These scooters have become wildly popular, and maybe you have used one, zipping through traffic, or seen one parked on the sidewalk, beckoning you to be on your way.
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