San Diego’s mild climate leads to outdoor pedestrian activities such as walking, running, and jogging. While out in the urban environment, pedestrians are expected to use designated crosswalks, obey walk signals, and avoid crossing intersections outside of designated areas. Drivers also have a legal duty in California to prevent pedestrian accidents. In fact, drivers have a greater duty to exercise care and avoid accidents, even if the pedestrian is violating traffic rules.
Pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents result in the most severe injuries when compared to other traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2020 pedestrian fatalities were up 3.9% from the previous year. San Diego was in the top 5 of the highest fatality rates in cities with populations of 500K or greater. Unfortunately, these statistics suggest that the roads in Southern California may not be getting safer for pedestrians.
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In the United States, a pedestrian is injured in a car accident every seven to nine minutes. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in severe injuries due to the vulnerability of pedestrians on the road. Some of the injuries that can occur in pedestrian accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Loss of income and earning capacity
- Long-term disabilities and rehabilitation needs
- Head trauma
- Internal injuries
- Limb injuries
- Ligament and joint damage
According to a study conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, head trauma is the most common cause of fatal injuries in pedestrian accidents. The study also found that the speed of the vehicle, the age of the victim, and the severity of the injury are all correlated factors.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and are seeking damages from a driver, it is important to work with an experienced and reputable law firm. At Stipp Law Firm, APC, we understand the seriousness of pedestrian accidents and have years of experience handling traffic accident cases. Contact us today for a free consultation, available 24/7.
WHAT KINDS OF RESULTS CAN A SAN DIEGO PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY GET FOR ME?
Pedestrian accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles often result in serious, potentially permanent injuries, which can lead to significant financial losses. However, California law allows injured parties to recover economic and non-economic damages from the party responsible for the injury. Economic damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral costs, while non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, embarrassment, grief, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Insurance companies representing the responsible party in these cases have extensive experience in analyzing personal injury claims. They may attempt to persuade you to take a recorded statement or settle the case quickly before you have had the opportunity to consult with an experienced attorney. Therefore, it is essential to seek guidance from a law firm with considerable experience in dealing with pedestrian accidents. At Stipp Law Firm, APC, we understand how insurance companies operate and have a track record of achieving fair compensation for our clients. We are ready to take your case to trial if necessary. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
HOW WILL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYERS WITH STIPP LAW FIRM, APC HELP?
If you have been in a pedestrian accident, you need the guidance of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to help you navigate the complexities of your case. At Stipp Law Firm, APC, we have the expertise to handle your case and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Our offices are located in San Diego, and we serve North County areas such as Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Fallbrook, and Temecula, where pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common. With our extensive knowledge of Southern California, we will ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.
If you are seeking a law firm that will treat you as a person, not a paycheck, and fight tirelessly for your rights, contact Stipp Law Firm, APC for a free consultation.