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According to data compiled by the Department of Transportation (LADOT), almost 250 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in the city of Los Angeles in 2018. That figure represented a minimal drop in the total number of pedestrian fatalities from 2017. However, overall fatalities have been increasing steadily since 2015.

With your safety in mind, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys have compiled the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Los Angeles County. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, the experienced team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers are always here to help. We will recover all the compensation you are entitled to so that you can focus on your recovery and on the ones you care most about.

​​Hill St., between 5th and 6th in Downtown LA


This particular area is home to a confluence of apartments, high rise office buildings, and the hustle and bustle of Pershing Square. This intersection is in the core of downtown LA and sees a high concentration of several dangerous intersections. According to recent data, 659 pedestrians were injured and 11 throughout a twelve year period.

Slauson Ave. and Western Ave. in South LA


This intersection is known for its bustling strip malls, gas stations, and dangerous speeding cars. 41 pedestrians were hit between 2002 and 2013. Another six more hit and run incidents occurred between 2014 and 2015. It has been speculated that this area is so dangerous because there are cars coming out of multiple parking lots and countless pedestrians shopping in a densely populated zone.

There are current efforts in motion to install ramps and sharper curbs to encourage drivers to slow down. However, as mentioned by the pedestrian advocacy group Los Angeles Walks, “there is so much work to be done here.”

Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. in South LA


This is a heavily trafficked intersection that is home to many popular Los Angeles tourist destinations, including El Capitan Theatre and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Fortunately, this intersection has been made more safe with improved traffic signals and crosswalks, but due to its heavy and constant volume of visitors remains a high risk area for pedestrians.

Vincent St. and Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach


This intersection is very close to the beach. Four pedestrians were killed on December 17, 2014 when Margo Bronstein was driving on Pacific Coast Highway and ran through a red light on Vincent Street, killing four people and injuring many others.

According to police reports, the driver appeared sleepy and disoriented. But the amount of medication in her blood was not enough to qualify for the legal minimum for intoxication. The driver’s attorney claimed that Bronstein suffered severe pain in her spine at the time of the accident, which was the reason she ran through the red light. The driver was ultimately sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Available Damages


Accidents happen. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Below is a brief explanation of damages. Damages are a type of monetary award that is determined by a court of law to help compensate an aggrieved individual for any losses or injuries sustained as a result of someone’s negligence.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses that a dollar amount can readily be attached to. Economic damages are calculated by determining the amount of out of pocket losses an aggrieved individual has or will expect to incur as a result of their injuries. 

A few examples of economic losses include:

  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are essentially intended to cover losses that are thought of as subjective and will not necessarily cover out of pocket losses. Non-economic damages may include compensation for:

  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss  of Enjoyment of Life
  • Other Non-Economic Damanges

Punitive Damages

The third type of damages a California court may award are known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended as punishment and are only awarded when a defendant’s behavior is especially harmful. Punitive damages are relatively rare and in fact are only incorporated in 5% of all verdicts.

Furthermore, there is no real set standard for calculating and awarding punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded at the court’s discretion and will vary depending on the specific circumstances of a case.

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If you have sustained injuries in the city of Los Angeles as a result of a pedestrian accident, an attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at ((213) 927-3700 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.

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