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Chula Vista Pedestrian Injury Attorneys

Pedestrian Hit by a Negligent Driver

Pedestrians are vulnerable on our roads and they often suffer vastly disproportionate injuries when involved in a collision. In the blink of an eye, a casual stroll near a busy Chula Vista intersection such as Broadway and H Street can result in a devastating tragedy. Pedestrians often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries because of the impact of the collision. Some victims are never able to recover completely.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Chula Vista pedestrian accident, we at the Jurewitz Law Group know the long-lasting effects it can have on your life and the lives of those who love and care about you. We can help you compile critical evidence in your case and assist you with filing a personal injury claim that could result in fair compensation for your significant losses. Please contact us at (888) 233-5020 to obtain more information about your legal rights and options.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

A majority of pedestrian accidents occur as a result of driver negligence. A number of vehicle versus pedestrian collisions also happen at street intersections or crosswalks. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Failure on the part of the driver to properly yield the right-of-way at crosswalks or intersections
  • Driver distraction or inattention
  • Impaired driver
  • Failure to obey traffic lights and stop signs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Dangerous roadways and intersections.

What to Do if You Have Been Injured in Chula Vista

Injury accidents occur every day in the San Diego region, and nearly in Chula Vista, four fatalities and 61 injuries were reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in 2012. A collision can occur on any roadway, in any parking lot and even on any sidewalk.

If a car has struck you, try to remain calm as possible. Assess your condition to determine if you have sustained an injury. Regardless of how you feel, do not deny treatment at the scene. Be sure to follow up with your doctor later as well. If you have been seriously injured, go to the emergency room. If you are unable to do so, have a friend or family member go back to the scene and take photographs. Take photos of your injuries and preserve all physical evidence such as torn or bloody clothing.

Rights of Pedestrians

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950, motorists are required to stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks. Motorists are required to exercise due care at all locations when it comes to pedestrians especially in school zones and areas where children are at play. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident as the result of a negligent motorist, you can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

If a dangerous roadway or intersection caused or contributed to the accident, the governmental entity responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages as well.

Contacting an Experienced Chula Vista Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

The experienced Chula Vista car accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group have a long and successful track record of helping injured victims secure the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. Please contact us at (888) 233-5020 to schedule a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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