Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 8:30 am    

It’s a sad fact but the state of California has a pedestrian accident fatality rate that is nearly 25% higher than the national average. No other state in the U.S. has as many pedestrian deaths on its roads as California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 893 pedestrians were killed on our roadways in 2018. Another 14,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents that same year.

Why are Accident Rates So High?

There are many causes of pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents. Drivers today are more distracted than ever. Whether it’s texting or talking on a cell phone or trying to do other things while driving such as eating or putting on makeup or keeping kids occupied, there are many things that people do that take their eyes off the road. A large number of accidents are caused by driver fatigue—something that’s increased since covid with numerous zoom meetings leaving people “zoned out” at the end of the day. In other instances, reckless behaviors such as speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be the reason for an accident.

What to Do if You’re Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

Regardless of what the driver was doing that resulted in an accident – when it comes to pedestrian vs motor vehicle incidents the pedestrian always gets the worst of it. A pedestrian who is struck by 3,000 pounds of moving metal may end up with a multitude of injuries. In our practice we have represented numerous clients in pedestrian accidents who have sustained the following injuries:

  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
  • Subdural hematomas
  • Concussions
  • Spine and spinal cord damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident don’t pursue your case on your own. Our experienced attorneys will gather all the available evidence in your case and assist you in getting just compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies may be more interested in their bottom line than your best interests. We will help you negotiate a fair settlement and, if one cannot be reached, our lawyers will be prepared to take your case to trial.

California is Unsafe for Pedestrians

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, including Folsom, Citrus Heights, or Rocklin, contact Tiemann Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

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