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The causes of pedestrian accidents are all too common

No one can blame Southern California residents for wanting to walk or ride their bicycles for either recreation or short trips. The weather in the local area is beautiful, and it is great to be outside. However, there are some unfortunate negative aspects to traveling as a pedestrian. Namely, the rate of pedestrian accidents in Southern California can be high.

In high population areas, the mix of vehicles on the roads with pedestrians and bicyclists is sometimes a recipe for disaster. In some cases, even when the pedestrians are crossing the road in a designated crosswalk, an inattentive or distracted driver can cause a deadly pedestrian accident. Drivers who do not pay attention and stay on the lookout for pedestrians and bicyclists are probably the most common types of dangerous collisions.

In other cases, drivers might in fact, see the pedestrians or bicyclists, but they fail to provide the requisite amount of room. For instance, these days it is common to see designated bicycle lanes run alongside roadways. If drivers veer into these areas, bicyclists could be in danger.

Besides being too common, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents are also far often too deadly. With little to no protection from vehicles -- which weight thousands of pounds -- pedestrians and bicyclists are often killed in these collisions. At our law firm, we understand the dangers involved in collision between vehicles and pedestrians. For more information about how we might be able to help, please visit the pedestrian and bicycle accident section of our law firm's website.

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