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Determining Liability in Pedestrian Texting Accidents

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Triangle warning sign with an exclamation point. Forewarn, caution, attention.

Modern social media and phones have infected every part of contemporary life. No matter where you are or where you go you will always see people enamored by their handheld electronics. The issue seems to be even more so in Southern California.

Now with texting and walking and texting while driving, we have two potentially liable parties. Usually, a motorist is responsible almost always when hitting a person on foot. But now, the pedestrian could be 100% at fault for causing their own injury. This exception to the rule is because the walker could have been texting and simply walked directly in front of an oncoming car. In other words, the pedestrian did not have the right of way, and there was no time to slow the vehicle

There are considerable concerns about drivers texting when they should be paying attention to the road. Altogether, these issues are drivers’ worst nightmares — what happens if you strike someone that should have otherwise been paying attention?

Experts Can Sift Through the Various Factors to Determine Fault for the Pedestrian Accident

Such answers are not always so clear-cut. There are many factors at play, and some are out of your control. Also, this could include the walker’s position on the road or sidewalk. Examples include if they were crossing in a no-crossing zone, weather and lighting conditions, local laws, and other considerations. The complex picture is not one that a simple driver wants to deal with.

A Skilled Attorney Leads and Commands His Team of Experts to Come in for the Big Win

Winning is the name of the game, and everything is on the line in a pedestrian accident case. There is no need to be dragged into a multi-year fight over whose fault the accident was. So if you were the pedestrian, we would be able to determine if the driver was not paying attention. Our experts know how to present evidence that will minimize your liability in the accident.

His team works with California’s best accident reconstructionists to determine exactly how the disabling, jolting event happened. By surveying witnesses, finding any CCTV video, and collecting forensic evidence, the exact cause may get pinpointed. So by putting all of these factors together with Ehline’s case-building skills, hopefully, you will win. You can avoid going to court and get back to your life.

For more information or to talk to one of Ehline Law’s team of experts, call or email us today. We answer the call 24/7 and offer you a chance to get proper legal care. Also, we are available for free consultations to discuss your options. Last, we will travel anywhere in the state to discuss.

Los Angeles Rated Most Unsafe Location for Pedestrians

Female walking with shopping bags.
Pedestrians are often unaware of traffic collision harm

The 80’s New Wave band Missing Person’s said it best. “Nobody Walks in L.A.” The LADOT outlines some walker safety issues in the city. The NY Times reported how the city is completely different on foot. The LA Times has a helpful map outlining many of the worst places to walk in the city. The City of Angels was built for car traffic. The auto will likely remain the king of the streets here.

Living in Los Angeles has benefits, of course, unless it includes walking. The city is better for big rigs than pedestrians. The city remains filled with drivers. In this case, walking in L.A. can lead to deadly collisions with pedestrians.

This is because the typical L.A. driver remains unaccustomed pedestrians. So this places people on foot danger of traffic accidents. Collisions have devastating results for the pedestrian in this case. Los Angeles has a large number of intersections with pedestrians hurt. Areas in this instance with repeated incidents of pedestrians hit by cars.

The dangers for walkers, in this case, came out in a new study. The study did, as a matter of fact, show the top twenty locations. In fact, the number one place went to LA County.

Though, the county did have the most pedestrian deaths nationwide. The study used National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2014 data. This, in fact, showed a large number of pedestrian deaths too. The county did have the highest number of pedestrians hit too. But, it’s over one hundred deaths higher over the next location. In fact, LA County walker’s deaths reached double over the second location.

That’s double the number of deaths in Maricopa County, Arizona. This, in fact, did hit number two of counties in the top twenty. Though, Maricopa County, as a matter of fact, includes the city of Phoenix. The same period this Arizona County had 91 pedestrian deaths. Though 91 is a lot, LA County still tops the danger list.

Where are the High Numbers of Pedestrian Incidents?

Three other counties in California also hit the list. San Diego County hit number four on the list. Though, San Bernardino County in fact made number seven on the list. But, Riverside County, in this case, came in at number 14. Of course, fewer pedestrian deaths happened in these counties than in L.A.

Florida’s another state that with many counties on the danger list. Of course, it doesn’t have the amount of danger for pedestrians of the Golden State. Believe it or not, California, pedestrian, and car collisions hit a high rate in Redondo Beach.

But, of course, it’s another city in Los Angeles County. In this case, too it’s, in fact, another LA County intersection. Since of course, it’s the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street.

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