Auto pedestrian accidents are more commonplace than one would think, particularly in busy urban areas. Many people drive at speeds that are unsafe in crowded areas. This can lead to serious injuries, and even fatalities, if a pedestrian is struck by a car. The personal injuries that an individual may sustain from an automobile pedestrian accident can be life threatening and debilitating. Sadly, each year a number of car accidents also involve fatalities.
Just a few days ago, CNN published an article detailing an automobile pedestrian accident in Los Angeles involving Justin Bieber. As he was leaving a local comedy club on Monday evening, he and his Ferrari were surrounded by photographers. One of these photographers was pinned between Bieber’s car and another car as the pop star was leaving the comedy club. The photographer sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
This incident highlights the problem of individuals who drive when they are distracted in crowded areas. Unfortunately, many drivers also operate their cars while trying to text or talk on the phone. This only exacerbates an already unfortunate situation. Auto, truck and motorcycle accidents can dramatically and negatively alter the course of individuals’ lives. Some people who are involved in automobile pedestrian accidents suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries, that can incapacitate an individual for months, if not years.
Other people who are involved in automobile accidents may even lose their lives. In the Atlanta, Georgia area there are a number of law firms that specialize in obtaining compensation for individuals who are involved in car accidents, including wrongful death lawsuits. Retaining the services of a professional attorney may be an important first step to rebuilding one’s life in the unfortunate event of an automobile accident.
Source: CNN, “Justin Bieber in accident involving pedestrian,” Todd Leopold, June 18, 2013