Pedestrian Accident Attorney In Orange County
Did you know that walking can be dangerous to your health?
According to the NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts Report there were 4,280 lives lost in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2010. This totals nearly 12 people every day of the year. If those numbers aren’t troubling enough, if you break down the numbers even further, you will see that an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes during that same year. Every 8 minutes (on average) pedestrians are involved in traffic accidents. A pedestrian, as defined for the purpose of this Traffic Safety Fact Sheet, is any person on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle traffic crash.
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA was ranked in the Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians, according to Transportation for America (T4 America).
Due to the relative frailty of the human body, when a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, the results to the pedestrian are typically significant, sometimes catastrophic. You may find yourself facing medical bills, lost work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know been injured in a pedestrian accident in in Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, we recommend you seek the services of an experienced and aggressive Southern California attorney.
Alcohol Involvement in Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County
Alcohol involvement — either for the driver or for the pedestrian — was reported in 47 percent of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities. Of the pedestrians involved, 33 percent had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams or higher. Of the drivers involved in these fatal crashes, only 14 percent had a BAC of .08 or higher, less than two-fifths the rate for the pedestrians. In 6 percent of the crashes, both the driver and the pedestrian had a BAC of .08 or higher.
Been in a Pedestrian Accident? We can help!
Pedestrian Accident cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. When we accept your case, you pay no fees or costs unless we recover damages for you. Bottom line: If YOU don’t get paid, we don’t either. For those who may be struggling with injuries or handicaps, we are glad to arrange meeting you at the hospital or your home; whichever is most convenient for you.
If you or a loved one was has been the victim of a Pedestrian Accident, we urge you to contact our law office for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day at (714) 202-0217. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available.
The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, serves San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange County.
505 North Tustin Avenue. Suite 103
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Telephone (714) 202-0217