A just released study shows that California leads the nation in pedestrian deaths with an increase of 11% in the past 6 months. The study went on to reveal the shocking fact that almost 2 pedestrians per day die in the Golden State. The most disturbing aspect is the cause is known and the deaths preventable.
Researchers tie the dramatic increase to the increase in the use of smart phones and the result of distracted walking. As a society we are distracted by more and more things and the injuries and deaths associated with those distractions are far reaching. The next time you are delayed in traffic on highway 99 or Interstate 5 take a quick look at the drivers around you and notice how many of them are looking toward their laps where their phone is located.
When asked many drivers report they only glance at their phone and they also say they never use their phone while moving. Reality and crash statistics suggest otherwise. In our office we have clients who report being rear ended by drivers who were literally looking down at their lap at the point of impact. When we view the research regarding pedestrian deaths from distracted walking it begs the question about distracted driving. We see the victims and it needs to stop!
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff's only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!