Hit-And-Run Crash Causes Significant Injuries
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Hit-And-Run Crash Causes Significant Injuries

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

08-February-2019

We are learning of a serious accident that happened recently that we need to bring to your attention. On January 30, a 70-year-old man was struck when he got off of a bus and was crossing Market Street in Sherman Heights.

The driver, who police say was in a cream-coloured old model sedan, fled the scene after the crash. The man who was struck sustained serious injuries to his head. Both of his legs were broken as was one arm. He is expected to survive, but he will likely face a long recovery time.

We hope the driver who did this is caught and is brought to justice. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we think this case highlights the continued danger that pedestrians face in and around the city. If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on our qualified and experienced team to secure the compensation you deserve.

Many Pedestrian Dangers

“Pedestrians don’t have armor,” the front of the latest report from the California Office of Traffic Safety tells us. They want to highlight just how vulnerable pedestrians are in and around our roadways because too many are getting injured or killed by other people’s negligence. In fact, there were over 14,000 pedestrian accidents in the latest reporting year.

When the human body is struck by a vehicle, it is likely to cause an injury. We commonly handle cases that deal with one or more of the following injuries as a result of a pedestrian crash:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Major lacerations
  • Major internal organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

The medical costs, which can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, are only the beginning of the expenses. There are many hidden costs associated with accidents that many people never think about. This can relate to lost income if the victim cannot work, emotional and psychological damages, home modifications and more.

How They Happen

These accidents are often the result of careless or reckless driving behaviour. This can be the result of:

  • Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices
  • Those who speed or drive aggressively

In the story above, we do not know why the driver fled the scene of the crash. He very well could have been intoxicated. Regardless, if someone’s negligence leads to another person getting injured, they need to be held accountable.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance as soon as you can. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we know that your focus needs to be on healing from your injuries. That is why we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work diligently to secure money for your medical bills, lost income, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 619-577-4077 for a free consultation.

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