Fall in California is beautiful. It brings a bit of cooler weather that is accompanied by the beautiful landscapes of the state. More people are out and about. The holidays are coming up, which means more tourists and more people on the streets. What can you do to protect yourself from pedestrian accidents during this time of the year? Dale Kornreich is a personal injury lawyer who cares about his clients and wants the best for them. This is why we are going to discuss what types of personal injury claims that could happen during the fall months.
We all know that California is a busy state and that traffic at intersections is usually dangerous. Even with signal lights and walk/don’t walk lights accidents still happen. Vehicles are turning in all different directions, drivers are sometimes distracted, they are constantly changing lanes, these are all things that can cause a pedestrian accident. Pedestrians could be in their blind spot, or they may be preoccupied with people in the car or on the phone. It is important to be careful when crossing intersections. If you are ever in an accident at an intersection, make sure you call the police, an ambulance, and your lawyer.
Hit and run accidents are very common in the state of California. The reason behind hit and run accidents are usually because the person panics after the crash. Other causes could be they do not have insurance or could be driving illegally. These are often severe accidents with no witnesses. If you do experience a hit and run accident, you should contact a lawyer. They will be able to help you find more information and handle your claim. There could be cameras or even witnesses that could help in your claim. It is important to call the police and your lawyer immediately after a hit and run.
These type of accidents are often very severe or even fatal. Sadly, the often involve young children. Young children are hard to see behind a vehicle that is backing up. Other times, the driver is on the phone or not paying attention and reverses over a pedestrian. If you or a family member have been the victim of a back over accident, don’t hesitate to call the police, an ambulance, and your lawyer. It is important that your lawyer gets information quickly.
If you have been the victim of any pedestrian accident, it is important to call a lawyer who specializes in personal injury. Dale Kornreich offers personal injury claims to the Agoura Hills and surrounding areas. Read more about these types of accidents and what you or a loved one can do if one should occur.