Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Highland Park area left one woman fighting for her life on Tuesday evening. At approximately 9:20 p.m., on September 1, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Avenue 43.
Reports provided by officers with the LAPD show that a female pedestrian was walking on the eastbound side of Avenue 43 when she was struck by a white four-door Toyota Camry just west of the intersection with Carlota Boulevard.
The woman was seriously injured in the accident. She was rushed to an area hospital where she is expected to remain hospitalized for a long time. At this time, the crash remains under investigation with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.
Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this accident, her family, and everyone who has been affected by this auto accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
Between 2009 and 2018, more than 7,500 pedestrians lost their lives in auto accidents throughout the state of California. The most significant increase in pedestrian fatalities is seen between 2014 and 2018, seeing a 26% increase in the number of people killed. Although roughly 900 pedestrians lose their lives in collisions each year in our state, thousands more are left with life-threatening injuries that require both emergency medical treatment and long-term care.
Although there are numerous laws in place to protect pedestrians throughout California, they are victimized at an alarming rate. Many pedestrian accidents result in overwhelming pain and suffering. Not only are pedestrians forced to deal with the mental, physical, and emotional consequences of these accidents, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on the medical treatment they need for their injuries. To add to an already trying situation, victims are often forced out of work either short-term or indefinitely as a result of their injuries. When people are injured in pedestrian accidents as a result of another person’s negligence, it is crucial that they retain a team of knowledgeable and effective pedestrian accident attorneys in California. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face as a result of medical treatment, hospitalization, therapy, lost wages, and mental anguish.
California personal injury attorneys at Beckerman Anderson have extensive experience helping victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in preventable accidents. Our team understands the challenges that accident victims face after being injured in accidents due to the negligence of others. Knowing the mental, physical, and financial challenges injured pedestrian face motivates us to fight for our clients and provide them with the most effective, aggressive and trusted legal representation to ensure their legal rights are protected moving forward. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Orange County at (949) 474-2254 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is dedicated to fighting to protect the legal rights and best interests of our clients and we will stop at nothing to protect yours.
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