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Orange County Pedestrian Accidents

May 14th, 2015 by

Orange County Pedestrian Accident

Orange County Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in California. In fact, the state of California accounted for about 17 percent of pedestrian accidents in the United States in 2012 (NHTSA 2012).

Southern California itself accounts for more than half of California pedestrian accidents. In Orange County there were 47 pedestrian fatalities, and 864 pedestrian injuries in 2012. Which means Orange County saw the fourth highest number of pedestrian accidents and injuries in the state of California during that year (CA SWITRS 2012).

Where Are Orange County Pedestrian Accidents Happening?

Orange County encompasses 34 cities, but these 5 cities saw the most pedestrian accidents in 2012 (CA SWITRS 2012).

  1. Santa Ana: 158 accidents
  2. Anaheim: 113 accidents
  3. Huntington Beach: 80 accidents
  4. Garden Grove: 63 accidents
  5. Fullerton: 56 accidents

Reducing The Orange County Pedestrian Accident Rate

In an effort to reduce the pedestrian accident rate, both pedestrians and drivers need to be aware of their surroundings. Orange County pedestrians can reduce the likelihood of being in an accident by following these tips from My Health OC.

  • Become familiar with your neighborhood and surrounding areas
  • Devices down and heads up while walking
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping out in the street or crosswalk
  • Look both ways or listen for cars

Take Action

If you have been a victim of an Orange County pedestrian accident, you could receive compensation. Call 1-800-380-8080 to be connected with an experienced 1-800-THE-LAW2 pedestrian accident lawyer. With the help of a 1-800-THE-LAW2 pedestrian accident lawyer you could receive reimbursement and benefits for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Disability benefits
  • Wrongful deaths
  • Pain and suffering

Getting legal help after an Orange County pedestrian accident has never been easier! Our helpful representatives are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and Spanish. When you call 1-800-380-8080 you will receive a free consultation, and since our lawyers work on a contingency basis, you don’t pay unless you get paid!

 

SOURCES:

  1. CHP SWITRS. Location 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. My Health OC. Walk This Way Safely! Pedestrian Safety Tips. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. NHTSA. Traffic Safety Facts 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

 

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