Walking can be dangerous for pedestrians today, with speeding drivers, huge vehicles, and unsafely-designed streets.
Pedestrians don’t have the protection of a vehicle made of steel that drivers do.
Pedestrians rely on sidewalks and crosswalks to keep them safe.
However, in recent years there have been many cases of crosswalks that were improperly designed, which led to tragedy.
In many cases, the city clearly knew how dangerous a particular crosswalk is, but didn’t act quickly enough to protect pedestrians from catastrophic injury.
Some examples of problems with crosswalks that can cause serious injuries include partially obstructed crosswalks that make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, inadequate warnings of the crosswalk, inadequate speed limit signs, poorly timed traffic lights, and in some cases the lack of a crosswalk at all.
In many cases of problems with crosswalks, the city knew of the dangers for quite some time before the crosswalk was fixed. Often, several people must get hurt or killed before a crosswalk is fixed.
If you have been injured because of an unsafe crosswalk, in most cases you have the right to sue the city.
If the crosswalk at which you were injured was a private crosswalk, you may have the right to sue the business that owns the property, as well as other parties.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, including prosthetic limbs, your pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Your family members may be entitled to damages as well.
I am a personal injury attorney and also an amputee.
I understand the mental, physical, financial, and emotional tolls that an amputation can take on an individual, and enjoy helping amputees obtain compensation to help them with their injuries.
Call me, Amputation Lawyer Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567 to discuss your case. I look forward to hearing from you.