San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Legal Help for Injured Pedestrians
In a San Diego pedestrian accident, you or a loved one has sustained considerable losses, and the resulting medical expenses have put you in dire straits when it comes to your finances. You want to pursue compensation from the at fault party, but you’re uncertain of whether you have the energy to deal with all the legalities involved.
Don’t fret. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group can handle your injury claim for you. Our legal team is comprised of experienced professionals who specialize in getting clients the compensation they deserve. To get us started on your case today, call (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020. We offer free, informative consultations.
Do I Have a San Diego Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Pedestrians are completely vulnerable to their surroundings. Without any form of protection, their bodies bear the brunt of a collision in an accident. That is why pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries and fatalities. Even a slow moving vehicle carries enough force to cause significant trauma to the human body. It is not uncommon for pedestrian accident victims in southern California and elsewhere to suffer broken bones, traumatic head injury, spinal cord injury, internal damage to organs, and other injuries. While a pedestrian can engage in street safety practices to lower their risk of being in an accident, they cannot avoid it completely if a negligent driver chooses to cross paths with them in a dangerous way.
The dependable San Diego pedestrian accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group pride themselves not only on their comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law, but also on their ability to establish genuine, caring relations with clients. We never leave a client in the dark about the progression of their case, but rather, we treat each and every client as a partner and pay attention to their goals, incorporating them into our legal strategies to produce an optimal outcome. Call us today at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 and receive a free consultation in which you’ll get a comprehensive understanding of your legal options.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 4,884 pedestrians were killed and 65,000 were injured in the U.S. in 2014.
What Damages Can I Collect in My San Diego Pedestrian Accident Claim?
If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may recover the following damages:
- Past and future medical expense
- Funeral costs
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Compensation is not freely given in personal injury or wrongful death cases. As the claimant, you will be expected to back up your account with proof regarding the liability of the culpable party, your injuries, and the connection between the actions of the culpable party and your injuries. An attorney can help you with this.
What are the Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents?
The death and injury rate from 2012 is a significant increase from 2010, a year which saw 4,280 pedestrian fatalities and 70,000 injuries. Most of these pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas, non-intersection areas, and at night. Alcohol-impairment was a factor in nearly half of the traffic accidents that resulted in pedestrian death.
Common Causes of Pedestrian-Car Collisions
All too often, pedestrians are hit by drivers who fail to exercise proper caution on the road. Some accidents may involve an extenuating circumstance, such as glare, adverse climate, or bad road conditions, but many can be explained by the driver’s own wrongful actions, examples of which include the following:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Failing to address stop or slow signs, school zones, and crosswalks
- Trying to pass a stopped school bus
Pedestrians can do their part to protect themselves by wearing visible and/or retro-reflective clothing, especially at night, crossing the street only at designated crosswalks, and staying on the sidewalk, unless a sidewalk is not available, in which case they should walk along the far edges of the street facing traffic.
A Reputable Personal Injury Law Firm in San Diego
Our dependable San Diego pedestrian accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group take pride not only on our comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law, but also on our ability to establish genuine, caring relations with clients. We never leave a client in the dark about the progression of their case, but rather, we treat each and every client as a partner and pay attention to their goals, incorporating them into our legal strategies to produce an optimal outcome. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and legal options.
- Free report by Transportation for America, "Dangerous by Design"
- Pedestrian Safety
- Pedestrian and Bike Safety
- Pedestrian Traffic Safety Facts 2015 - NHTSA
- Pedestrian Safety for Kids
- What to Do After a Segway Accident
- September 27, 2017
- Welcome to “The Future”
- September 20, 2017
- Walking and Parking: Trickier Than You Think
- July 21, 2017
- Drivers Vs. Pedestrians – Who Wins?
- November 25, 2016
- San Diego Pedestrian Injuries from Hit-and-Run Accidents
- August 29, 2016
Pedestrian Accident Case Results
- Awarded: $100,000 - Car Strikes Chula Vista Children Crossing the Street
- Awarded: $100,000 (Policy Limits) - Pedestrian Hit by Car in Parking Lot Suffers Facet Joint Injury in Neck
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.