Once the sun goes down, drivers deal with an array of hazards. From poorly lit areas, reduced visibility, impaired drivers, headlight-glare and compromised depth perception; it can be dangerous. Unfortunately, pedestrians and cyclists are the most at risk. Studies show a dramatic rise in nighttime traffic fatalities, especially involving pedestrians and cyclists.
Increased Accidents at Night
New evidence shows an increase in traffic fatalities after dark. This is a result of many different reasons, including:
- Distracted driving
- Poor visibility
- Lack of pedestrian crosswalks
- Drowsy or impaired drivers
One of the biggest reasons for this increase is that drivers don’t expect pedestrians after dark. Combined with reduced visibility and poorly lit intersections, it’s often too late for drivers to respond or avoid an accident.
Pedestrian and Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents involving pedestrians are usually more severe and life-threatening for the pedestrian. Depending on speed and where the person is hit, severe injuries are likely. These injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
If your loved-one was killed due to the negligence of a driver, you need trusted representation on your side. Pedestrian and cyclist accidents are serious. Just because drivers don’t expect pedestrians out at night, does not excuse their actions.
How to Recover Damages
Losing a loved one is a terrible situation, but our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys can help.
Monetary compensation won’t bring your loved one back and we don’t expect it to make you feel much better. On top of losing your loved one, you’re also dealing with all of the expenses associated with their unfortunate death. That’s where we can help bring you some relief.
When you file suit, our wrongful death attorneys can help get compensation for these damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
Call Your Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorneys
When you find yourself in the awful situation of losing a loved one to the negligence of a driver, you need someone you can trust to help you. Steinberg Injury Lawyers is ready and able to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will deal with the legal work and take that stress off your plate. You focus on your family.
While pedestrian deaths are on the rise, that’s not an excuse. The person at fault for taking your loved one away needs to be held accountable. Part of that process is making sure they pay for the expenses related to the death of your loved one, not you. We have been helping families just like yours for many years.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward.