Category: Pedestrian Accidents

 

New California Laws for 2024: Speed Cameras, Lowriders, Electric Bicycles

Jan 2, 2024

With the start of 2024, new California laws are in place which may affect motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. In the sections below, we will provide details on recent California legislation which went into effect as of January 1. New California...

 

Speed Cameras Coming to Glendale in Effort to Reduce Car and Pedestrian Accidents

Oct 17, 2023

Three cities in Los Angeles County are anticipated to launch a program in 2024 allowing the use of speed cameras in areas prone to car accidents as well as street racing. The Speed Safety System Pilot Program, also known as...

 

Roadways More Dangerous for Pedestrians as Deaths Hit 4-Decade High

Jan 20, 2023

American streets have become more dangerous in recent years, particularly for pedestrians. In response to a spike in pedestrian traffic accidents leading to injuries as well as fatalities, a number of major cities adopted Vision Zero initiatives. Los Angeles Second-Deadliest...

 

‘Smartphone Addicts’ Force South Korea to Install Lights on Streets to Prevent Accidents

Jan 11, 2023

Distracted walking is a term that has become part of the everyday lexicon due to the number of pedestrians who are injured in accidents (or near accidents) every year. Also known as “twalking” (for texting while walking), distracted walking can...

 

What are the Top 10 Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Oct 31, 2022

Pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence in Los Angeles. Launched in 2015, the city’s Vision Zero initiative was initially viewed as a flagship safety program that would prioritize the goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025. Top 10 Causes of...

 

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month: Important Statistics for 2022

Oct 11, 2022

Each year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) commemorate October as National Pedestrian Safety Month. The focus on pedestrian accident injuries and fatalities is an effort to improve safety...

 

Does the Freedom to Walk Act (California AB 2147) Decriminalize Jaywalking?

Oct 5, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2147 – also known as the Freedom to Walk Act – into law last week. Assembly Bill 2147 (AB 2147) allows people to jaywalk or cross outside of an intersection without being ticketed,...

 

Can I Sue if I Was Hit by a Car While Jaywalking?

Jul 12, 2022

Pedestrian accidents are a frequent occurrence in Los Angles. Data provided by the University of Southern California confirms that more than 14,230 pedestrians were injured in motor vehicle collisions on Los Angeles city streets between 2012 and 2016. During that...

 

Do You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Feb 25, 2022

Pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence in California, particularly here in the Los Angeles area. The following California pedestrian accident statistics have been confirmed as of 2018, according to state’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 893 pedestrians were killed on...

 

Am I Protected by Uninsured Motorist Coverage if Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

Jan 5, 2022

Pedestrian accidents occur much more commonly than you might think. Data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2017 – equating to approximately one fatality every 88 minutes....


Go See Sam