Information and resources related to Los Angeles pedestrian accidents
California and Los Angeles have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the nation
It was recently reported by Smart Growth America that California is in the top 20 most dangerous states for pedestrians, and that there were 7891 pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2019. The Governor's Highway Safety Association states that Los Angeles had the largest numbers of pedestrian fatalities of any county in the U.S. in 2016. The statistics show that People age 50 and up, and especially people age 75 and older, are overrepresented in these deaths, and that people walking in lower-income neighborhoods are more likely to be killed.
What are some causes of the high number of Los Angeles pedestrian injuries and fatalities?
Some of the reasons that Los Angeles is dangerous for pedestrians include:
- Few people use the mass transit system which clogs the roads with a high volume of traffic;
- Los Angeles receives a high number of visitors every year, with most of them not being familiar with the roadways and filling the sidewalks with pedestrians;
- The low-income communities are significantly less likely than higher-income communities to have sidewalks, marked crosswalks, and street design to support safer, slower speeds.
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If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Los Angeles accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Los Angeles, pedestrian accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury pedestrian accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer.
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