Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2023) – A pedestrian was hurt after being involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 19.
The collision occurred at around 5:55 p.m. near the intersection of Weyburn Avenue and Weyburn Terrace. A pedestrian was traveling near the intersection when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. The victim sustained injuries and was treated by responding paramedics. Ambulances were used to transport the injured party to a local hospital.
No updates on the conditions of the injured party have been provided.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local authorities.
California Pedestrian Accidents
Around 7,000 people died in pedestrian accidents on state and federal highways in 2020. On average, a pedestrian dies every 75 minutes, and one in every six people killed in accidents in 2020 were pedestrians. In the same year, 104,000 pedestrians are thought to have received non-fatal crash-related medical care in emergency departments. A competent attorney should be consulted by those who have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident to examine their entitlement to compensation.
Due to the lack of protection that pedestrians have in the event of an accident, pedestrian accidents are different from other types of accidents. The average car weighs at least 4,000 pounds, and those who are riding in them are protected not just by seat belts but also by airbags. Helmets are usually used by bikers as well to protect them. Meanwhile, the circumstances in which the majority of pedestrian accidents take place leave pedestrians utterly helpless and vulnerable in the case of someone else’s negligence.
Accidents involving pedestrians frequently result in serious injuries or even fatalities for those unfortunate enough to be involved. Head trauma, such as concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other disabling injuries, are frequently sustained by pedestrians in accidents. Many injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents may have a long-term or functional impact.
In the event that you or a loved one is hurt in a car accident, always put your health and well-being first. You must act immediately and file your personal injury claim if you want to be sure you can protect your legal rights. The Wilshire Law Firm’s legal team constantly pursues recovery first in order to maximize our clients’ final settlement since we are aware of how important the claims process is to our clients. If a pedestrian car accident resulted in significant or even fatal injuries, our personal injury attorneys will fight to get you the money you require. To discuss your case with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, call 800-358-1884 right away.