How to Protect Yourself from a Pedestrian Accident in Woodland Hills

For many residents of Woodland Hills, including those who live near the Warner Center, you are able to enjoy a “pedestrian” lifestyle, meaning you can walk to restaurants, shopping, movies, and, for a lucky few, even work! While there are many benefits to walking, including those related to health and the environment, there can also be a downside — pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian accident occurs when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, such as a car, truck or even bicycle.

Unfortunately, an individual can be seriously injured when involved in a pedestrian accident.  Read on for how you can protect yourself and reduce the risk of getting involved in a pedestrian crash.

Auto vs Pedestrian Accident in Canoga Park: Who Is at Fault?

When a pedestrian is struck by an automobile in Canoga Park, serious injuries can — and often do — occur. The injuries can happen not just when the vehicle strikes the pedestrian, but when the person is thrown to the ground or into tree or other object. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver, California law is on your side.

The obvious cause of severe injuries from an auto vs pedestrian accident in Canoga Park is the force of the hit. An individual crossing the street or walking on a sidewalk isn’t as protected from a hard impact as someone driving in a vehicle. Injuries can range from broken bones to long-term brain trauma and paralysis.

Pedestrian Accidents Increase in Canoga Park

Pedestrian accidents can be a terrifying experience for the victims, resulting in long-term emotional pain, such as PTSD, as well as numerous physical injuries. The feeling of the impact, the crunch of metal, and the smell of burning rubber from the tires may be ingrained in your memory for life. Unfortunately for the victims, pedestrian accidents are all too common in Canoga Park.

Types of Pedestrian Car Accidents

Is a City Immune for Failing to Install Signals at a Crosswalk?

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is seeing more and more serious pedestrian accidents at crosswalks.  In fact, Mr. Goldberg recently posted articles on the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents in Woodland Hills.  However, nearby Canoga Park is notorious for many serious and even fatal auto versus pedestrian accidents.  A common question…

Can Auto versus Pedestrian Accidents be avoided?

Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg handles several serious auto versus pedestrian accidents every year.  Recently, the Los Angeles Times identified the most dangerous intersections for pedestrian accidents.  Although the analysis shows most of the pedestrian accidents are clustered in high-density areas near downtown, a surprising number of accidents occur in suburban areas…