Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.
Even though San Diego is a crowded place, there are still so many areas to see and there’s no better way to see everything than getting out and walking. Whether you have lived here your whole life or are fairly new to the area, this is a place of history. A place of beauty.
We know that when you are out walking around that you take the steps necessary to stay safe. Unfortunately, you can’t control other people’s actions and sometimes accidents happen. If you’ve been injured while you were walking, you may need a pedestrian accident attorney in San Diego. At the Law Offices or Eugene G. Bruno, we understand what you are dealing with and we want to help.
Walking is a good thing. It gives you great exercise and a way to take in the fresh air. You can really relax when you set out on foot. In the US, around 130,000 people are taken to the hospital after being involved in a pedestrian accident. The California Department of Public Health recently released a study detailing pedestrian accidents in the state. They studied six years worth of data and found that 21 percent of people killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
The reality is that pedestrians just don’t have much protection when it comes to a vehicle accident. When a person is hit by a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds, they can become seriously hurt, even if the vehicle is traveling at a low speed. Not only do people’s bodies have to absorb the impact with the vehicle, but also with the ground. Both impacts can seriously damage the human body.
Common injuries that people suffer after being hit by a vehicle are lacerations and broken or dislocated bones, but often the injuries are much more severe. Internal injuries and head trauma may require surgery to repair and could leave a person disabled for the rest of their life.
Many times, it is the recklessness of a driver that causes a pedestrian accident. If they are distracted by their phones and ignore a pedestrian right-of-way, their negligence can lead to major injuries. If a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol, they are a danger to everyone around them, from other drivers to pedestrians.
In the aftermath of a major accident, your medical bills will pile up quickly. If you have to miss work for an extended period of time, you may find yourself unable to support your family. We don’t think it’s fair that you should have to worry about all of this because of someone else’s negligence.
We know, it can seem impossible to keep everything organize. From dealing with insurance companies to your own injuries, you may not know where to start. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we want to help. If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, we are ready to take your case. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 619.956.9555.