Going for a walk to the park or taking the dog out at the end of a long day should be something that is simple and relaxing. Maybe you regularly walk to and from work to save on fuel. We know that the last thing on your mind when you set out on foot is getting hurt.
But what happens if a reckless driver causes you harm?
If you need an Escondido pedestrian accident attorney, the Eugene Bruno & Associates are ready to help. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
The amount of pedestrians injured in California is rising year after year. For the latest reporting year, there were 14,215 pedestrians injured in vehicle accidents.
These are not regular accidents. A pedestrian has almost zero protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into it. The human body was not built to withstand that kind of impact.
Pedestrian accident victims are lucky if they walk away with minor scrapes and bruises. Often, there are major injuries.
For many of those injuries, lengthy hospital stays, surgery, and rehabilitation are all necessary to regain full motor function.
Many times, these injuries leave the victim with permanent disabilities that prevent them from returning to work or living their lives like they used to.
How will they be able to support their families?
Did you know that the cost of a spinal cord injury can be over a million dollars for the first year of care?
Reckless drivers are often the cause of pedestrian accidents. Often, it is slow speed crashes that cause harm. If a pedestrian is walking through a parking lot and a driver is not paying attention while backing out of a parking space, they can run over and pin someone underneath the vehicle.
Distracted drivers are a threat to everyone on the roadway, especially pedestrians. If a driver is texting on their phone, putting on makeup, or trying to get something from the back seat, how will they be able to react in time to a pedestrian?
Impaired drivers have no business behind the wheel and pose a threat to pedestrians even if they are not near the roadway.
If a driver’s negligence behind the wheel has caused you harm, you need to seek legal assistance. When you have medical bills piling up and you are unable to work, we know how stressful the situation can get. At Eugene Bruno & Associates., we want you to be able to focus on healing, not how to pay for all of your expenses. That is why we will take your case and recover the compensation you need. We will not stop at simply ensuring your medical expenses are paid. We want to make sure you get money for lost income as well. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 888-278-6688.