A Look at Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego.
Pedestrian accidents in San Diego constitute a large number of crash-related accidents. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another driver, speak to our San Diego injury law firm to speak with an attorney
Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego: Common and Dangerous
Crossing streets and walking a few blocks are daily routines for most city residents and visitors. However, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that on average, a fatal pedestrian accident occurs about once every 2 hours, and a pedestrian accident resulting in injury occurs once every 8 minutes. This leaves thousands of people injured or killed every year due to pedestrian accidents.
More troubling, however, is that the NHTSA also reported that in 2008, 620 of the 4,414 pedestrian accidents that resulted in death occurred in the state of California. That is about 14% of the national total. These accidents are more likely to occur in California than in other states.
Children and Senior Citizens at Risk for Pedestrian Accidents
Most at risk for pedestrian accidents in San Diego are children and the elderly, who are not only more likely to use pedestrian access sidewalks, but are also more physically vulnerable to the consequences of even a mild collision.
In fact, thousands of senior citizens are injured in pedestrian accidents each year and hundreds of them end up fatal. Additionally, children aged 14 and under comprise almost half of the pedestrian accident victims injured, and of those accidents, nearly 10% end up being fatal.
Recovering Damages after a Pedestrian Accident
As with any car accident, an injured victim may be able to recover damages for his or her injuries through a personal injury claim if it can be shown that the other party in the accident was at fault.
The often extensive medical treatment required to recover from the injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident comes at a high cost, and if the accident that caused your injuries was not your fault, you should not be held liable for shouldering the financial cost of your rehabilitation.
Pedestrian accidents in San Diego can result in loss of life, limb, and loved ones. If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an accident, contact a San Diego injury law firm and speak with an attorney who will aggressively pursue your injury claim while treating you with the compassion you need in your time of crisis.
Help After a Pedestrian Accident in San Diego
When the unthinkable happens and you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident in San Diego, know that you don’t have to face this challenge alone. The attorneys at Keith J. Stone’s San Diego injury law firm 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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