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