There is no disputing the fact that walking is a great way to enjoy the fantastic weather and scenic surroundings in San Bernardino, plus you get the health benefits of being up and moving around, rather than sitting in traffic for extended periods every day. Of course, we are not suggesting that you give up using a car or public transportation entirely, as that would be unrealistic for most of us who need to commute to work, attend various sports and pastime venues, and do the necessary but tedious grocery shopping. On the flip side of those benefits offered by being active and setting off on foot, pedestrian accidents happen more than you may think. Pedestrians may simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a traffic accident happens nearby, or they may be struck by a reckless or negligent driver failing to stop for a crosswalk. Just as with accidents solely involving vehicles, there can be numerous reasons why a pedestrian accident happens, and JML Law San Bernardino pedestrian accident attorneys can provide the legal representation you need after each of them.
While we mentioned that pedestrian accidents happen more than you may think, that is, of course, quite a subjective statement. To make it a little clearer – after all, each of us would probably make a completely different estimate as to the regularity at which San Bernardino pedestrian accidents happen – here are some statistics relating to the incidents. Across the United States:
If you are interested more in statistics relating to San Bernardino specifically, the California Office of Traffic Safety’s 2015 figure shows that:
According to these statistics, San Bernardino County ranks 8th out of the 58 recorded regions in terms of pedestrian accidents involving minors and 40th in terms of overall pedestrian accidents.
It goes without saying that, when a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, the fragile human body is incredibly vulnerable. Some of the injuries regularly seen by our attorneys while handling pedestrian accident cases include:
When a negligent or reckless driver has failed to respect your right to safety, our San Bernardino pedestrian accident attorneys pledge to work tirelessly to hold them accountable for their actions.
To schedule your free initial consultation, call us today on 818-610-8800.
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