Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Pedestrian Safety.
California is a big state. There are many treasures to behold, but the one sore spot that’s getting worse is pedestrian accidents. Too many times we see the same story, a pedestrian struck, a pedestrian killed, or a pedestrian seriously injured. When is it enough? Our San Diego pedestrian accident attorneys at Eugene Bruno & Associates have front row seats to the suffering and pain people go through after getting hit by a car. No one should feel unsafe walking on sidewalks or through crosswalks. Walkers should not have to worry about whether a car will make a sudden turn or not slow down when approaching a crosswalk.
Vehicles and pedestrians use the roadway side by side, yet we still haven’t figured out how to coincide safely. In the first six months of 2017, California had the lead in pedestrian fatalities at 352. California is one of five states to lead 43% of all pedestrian accidents. California’s pedestrian accident problem is not decreasing. More people are getting hurt. Recent studies show that even though most pedestrian accidents are caused by an error in pedestrians, vehicles like cars and bicycles are still the main culprit. Here is how most accidents happen:
At the end of the day, walking is more of a hazard in California than a convenience. Yet, some people just don’t have a choice but to walk. You should feel safe choosing that option. If you or someone you love is suffering from a pedestrian accident, call 888-278-6688 or click here to start a conversation with our professional attorneys at the Eugene Bruno & Associates in San Diego today.