Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.
We know that the last thing you are thinking about as you set out on your daily activities is getting hit by a vehicle while you are inside a building. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened at a Chase Bank location in Chula Vista.
A Dodge pickup truck somehow managed to get most of the way inside of the building before coming to a stop. Three people had to be transported to the hospital. Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.
While we are grateful that nobody was killed or seriously hurt, this incident highlights the unpredictable dangers that pedestrians face each day. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we want you to know that we are ready to help you recover the compensation you need if you or a loved one are a victim in a pedestrian incident.
When you need a Chula Vista pedestrian accident attorney, we are standing by to help.
The latest reporting year shows us that there were 87 pedestrian injuries or deaths in Chula Vista as a result of vehicle accidents. That may not seem like many but consider that each of those incidents involved someone’s family member. A mother, son, daughter, father, or grandparent.
For the same year across the state, there were more than 14,000 pedestrian injuries in vehicle crashes, with many of those injuries being severe and permanently debilitating. It is not uncommon for pedestrian crash victims to be paralyzed or suffer from brain damage. The human body is simply no match for a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds.
Often, pedestrians are injured in areas in which they have the right-of-way like intersections or crosswalks. Many drivers ignore these spaces or are too busy looking at their phones to even notice a family trying to cross the street.
Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers.
Just as negligent are drivers who make the choice to operate while impaired by alcohol, something that resulted in 27 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the latest reporting year in the state. There is no excuse for this behavior. Despite more than 150,000 DUI arrests annually, California still has a major drunk driver problem.
Careless and reckless drivers are the biggest dangers that pedestrians face each day.
Do you know where to turn if you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian crash? At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we have a qualified and experienced team ready to take your case.
We know that you need to be focused on recovery, not dealing with stubborn insurance companies. We will handle that for you and stop at nothing to ensure that all of your accident-related expenses are taken care of. That will include: