A female pedestrian was tragically killed Wednesday evening on Washington Boulevard after being hit by a vehicle. According to initial reports, the woman was struck by a silver sedan traveling westbound while crossing the designated crosswalk at approximately 8p.m. After being called to the scene, medics rushed the pedestrian to the hospital, but she tragically died of her pedestrian accident-related injuries at the hospital. Authorities have not released the identity of the woman or the description of the vehicle involved.
Sadly, Los Angeles County has one of the highest pedestrian accident rates in the country. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that in 2019, more than a thousand people were killed and thousands more were injured in pedestrian accidents throughout the county. According to an extensive L.A. Times study, Slauson Ave. and Western Ave. continues to be the most dangerous intersection in the city for pedestrians.
Why do pedestrian accidents happen? Some of the more common causes of Los Angeles pedestrian accidents cited are:
- Reckless vehicle drivers (e.g. speeding, swerving or tailgating)
- Distracted drivers (e.g. texting, talking or reading)
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Faulty intersection or crosswalk lights
- Unmaintained or unkempt streets or sidewalks
- Streets or roads with not enough or no lighting
- Lack of street signage or designated crosswalk
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in the Los Angeles area, you should not wait to get legal help. If your injury was caused by the negligent actions of another person, your legal rights may entitle you to compensation from the at-fault party.
Are you unsure if you or your loved one has a case? Don’t wait to call a skilled Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer at Adamson Ahdoot LLP. When you call (800)310-1606, a firm representative will arrange a time for you to discuss the details of your potential case.
After hearing your story, we can quickly determine if you can file a lawsuit and if so, how much money you may be able to recover for injury damages. Throughout the years, we have recovered millions for clients injured through no fault of their own. We vigorously pursue the highest amount of compensation for our clients’ medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, emotional distress, physical pain, and punitive damages.
Have you tragically lost a loved one in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident? Following the tragic loss of a loved one in a preventable accident, we understand you may not know where to turn for help. At Adamson Ahdoot LLP, we can help you navigate the unthinkable so you can focus on what’s most important, you and your family. We know there is no amount of money that can turn back time and stop the accident from happening. Our goal with helping you take legal action is to hold those responsible accountable and get you financial compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of deceased’s potential earnings, loss of parental guidance, hospital costs, emotional anguish, and other types of wrongful death damages.
To learn more about how we can help during what is for most, the hardest time of their life, submit a contact form right away. Let us help you see justice served.