A Look at Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego
California is home to a disproportionately large sector of the pedestrian public, and as a result, pedestrian accidents in San Diego and other cities in the Golden State are common. If you or someone you love has been gravely injured in a pedestrian accident, an attorney at a San Diego injury law firm may be able to help you receive the compensation you need.
Unfortunately, they cannot minimize the damage caused by the guilty party, but a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney can get you the monies needed to provide for your medical needs and living expenses through an accident claim.
Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego and the U.S.
Every year, out of the 75,000 pedestrians who are injured or killed in pedestrian accidents, a startling proportion of those occur in San Diego and the greater California region. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that of the approximate 75,000 pedestrian accidents, about 4,654 result in death. In many cases, the negligence of the driver causes a fatal pedestrian accident.
The NHTSA also reported that in 2008, California was the home of 620 of the national total of fatal pedestrian accidents – approximately 14%. As metro areas grow in size and the number of pedestrians in these areas, such as San Diego, increases, the risk of a pedestrian accident becomes more severe.
Pedestrian accidents often result in more serious injuries than car-on-car accidents because pedestrians lack protection from a vehicle. Unfortunately, those who are at the highest risk for pedestrian accidents – children and the elderly – are also the most physically vulnerable to the ramifications, and are the most likely to suffer substantial injuries.
In many cases, a pedestrian accident in San Diego is caused by negligence on the part of the driver, such as:
- failure to yield to a pedestrian;
- failure to stop at a crosswalk; and
- simply “not seeing” the pedestrian.
Drivers are trained to look for cars on the road, and when their concentration is split by navigating and various other driver responsibilities (or distractions), they can overlook the importance of looking around for pedestrians.
If you or someone you love has been injured in one of the pedestrian accidents of San Diego, an attorney from a San Diego injury law firm can help.
You can recoup:
- your medical expenses;
- lost wages from time spent in recovery;
- property damage; and
- pain and suffering through a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for the accident that gave rise to your injuries.
Help After Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego
When the unthinkable happens and you or a loved one is injured in one of the many and frequent pedestrian accidents in San Diego, know that you don’t have to face this challenge alone. The lawyers at the San Diego injury law firm of Keith J. Stone are here to provide all of the information you need about California injury law so you can make informed choices about your personal injury claim. We even offer a FREE auto accident guide for Southern California residents. If you’re looking for personalized care and attention at this vulnerable time, contact our offices today – 619-531-2022 or toll free at 888-59-HELP-NOW.
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San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:
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