The Mayor Is Feeling Pressure Over Scooters
Pedestrian accidents are scary and can leave people with more than just physical reminders. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, our San Diego pedestrian accident attorney wants to help you in the aftermath of an incident.
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The Mayor Is Feeling Pressure Over Scooters

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.

12-January-2019

2018 was the year of the scooter across many American cities. As scooters have moved in to offer people convenient ways to get around town, so have the numerous reports of injuries. Now, a group in San Diego wants something to be done about it.

Safe Walkways, a group in the city concerned about the misuse of electronic scooters, has asked Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office for help. San Diego has been purposefully lax with laws and regulations of these scooters and this group thinks it is time to change that. They want “stricter enforcement when it comes to use of motorized scooters on sidewalks and walkways.”

They say that the use of these scooters is putting pedestrians at risk of injury. Particularly, they say that people who walk regularly and those with disabilities are affected. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we recognize that scooters present another risk to pedestrians, but they are certainly not the only risk faced each day. If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to secure the compensation you deserve.

The Damage

We know why pedestrians suffer more than anyone else in a crash. They have absolutely no protection from an impact and are usually saddled with a second strike – one with the ground. Whether they are hit by a vehicle or a fast-moving scooter, the damage done can be tremendous.

Pedestrian accidents are not rare. During California’s latest reporting year, there were more than 14,215 pedestrian accident injuries and 867 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents. We commonly represent people who have sustained the following as a result of a pedestrian accident:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Lacerations or amputations

The cost of treating these injuries can quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if patient rehabilitation is necessary for a person to make a full recovery.

Why They Happen

There are many causes of pedestrian accidents, but most of them come back to the negligence of someone else. We often see cases in which people were struck by careless drivers or those who were distracted behind the wheel. Some of the worst pedestrian accidents are caused by drunk drivers who likely did not even slow down before an impact.

Regardless of how a pedestrian accident occurs, the person who caused it should be held accountable for their actions.

If You Are Injured

Pedestrian accidents are scary and can leave people with more than just physical reminders. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we want to help you in the aftermath of an incident. When you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to secure compensation for the following:

  • Your medical bills
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Possible punitive damages

We do not think that another person’s negligence should mean you are put into financial jeopardy. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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