Cars have certainly taken a more prominent role in Torrance since the city got started in the 1920’s. Envisioned as a “workman’s paradise” it was specifically designed to efficiently blend industry and homes for workers to live in. Nowadays, the increased commute traffic from cars and other vehicles have left a group to which we belong at one time or another increasingly vulnerable: pedestrians.
Unlike other cars, pedestrians lack any armor to protect them against any minor or major collision. In fact, when a pedestrian gets hit by a car moving at 20 mph, he or she has a 90% survival rate. However, when the speeding vehicle moves at 40 mph, the survival rate drops to an alarming 20%. If you’re involved in a pedestrian accident in Torrance it’s important you act fast in order not to miss any deadline. Call 855 977 1212 for a Free Consultation with an attorney now!
Moreover, pedestrian accidents are on the rise nationwide. Statistics show a rise of 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. Just in Los Angeles, pedestrian deaths have surged by an alarming 80%. For example, just in September of 2018 a man in Torrance died after a vehicle struck him at the border of Torrance and Redondo Beach. Earlier this year, another man suffered major injuries after being hit by a car in the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 179th street. Law enforcement blames the rise in these types of accidents on mobile phones, new car radios, and other distractions.
If you’re involved in a car accident as a pedestrian or a biker you should know that drivers have a particular and heavier obligation to behave safely and legally. And while pedestrians aren’t always blameless, pedestrian accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of drivers. Furthermore, a personal injury attorney can help you navigate through the complex legal system to ensure you receive fair compensation for your accident. Compensation may include pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, punitive damages and more. Unfortunately, there are many deadlines that govern your ability to pursue your claim so you must act now. On brighter note, LA Jewish lawyer has put together a network of top car accident attorneys to help you recover from your injuries while ensuring you get the best possible results. You can reach LA Jewish lawyer at 855 977 1212 to speak directly to an attorney!