Living in California sounds like a dream. Perfect weather, sunny 300 days of the year, and parties all year long. But not everyone is amazed by what the Golden State has to offer. Some consider it to be among the most dangerous states to live in.
Cities like San Diego and Los Angeles are extremely dangerous. According to recent studies, Los Angeles is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. But exactly is LA so dangerous?
Here is everything you need to know.
A City With Many Intersections
There are way too many intersections in Los Angeles. Some are among the most dangerous in the country and have a few pedestrians accidents per week. However, these are normally intersections close to the freeway. Namely, many people forget that they are entering the city, and do not reduce their speed. Before you know it, a brave pedestrian will try to cross the street and may get hit in the process.
If you end up in a pedestrian accident either as a driver or a pedestrian, you have to seek legal help. The pedestrian accident attorneys in Los Angeles at The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg will help evaluate your case, and if there is enough evidence to file a claim, they will help you obtain the compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket expenses
Be sure to check in with our attorneys right after the accident and increase your odds of filing a successful claim.
High Pedestrian Death Rate
There are many reasons why there are so many pedestrians deaths and accidents every year in Los Angeles. One of the main reasons is jaywalking. People simply do not have the time to walk to the nearest crosswalk and would try and cross the street anywhere possible, even if it puts them in danger. This is where many pedestrians are hit by approaching vehicles and left with life-changing injuries (if they are lucky to survive).
Other pedestrian accidents happen at the crosswalk. Even though crosswalks are made for crossing the street, some pedestrians are too slow and some drivers are impatient. When these two meet, the accident is inevitable.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to wait for a pedestrian to finish crossing before you continue your drive. For those of you who are pedestrians, always try and cross the street as quickly as possible so that you do not cause any commotion. Respect the drivers and they will respect you back.
Finally, if you are planning on going out tonight, call a cab to get you back home. Do not drink and drive, or drink and then walk home. Alcohol can give you a false sense of security, and cause you to wonder on the road, or if driving, smash into another vehicle.
Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg advise you from driving while intoxicated. It is much safer to call a cab, and lucky for you, there are plenty of cabs available in Los Angeles.