There Are Too Many Pedestrian Crashes In San Diego

We need to talk more about why there are so many pedestrian crashes in and around San Diego. This is not a pedestrian-friendly city and the numbers show that. How many times have you turned on the news to hear yet another story of a person being struck by a vehicle?

At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we are here if you or a loved one need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney. Let us work to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.

These Incidents Cause Injuries And Fatalities

A recent article has a quotation from a driver that we wanted to share with you:

“I typically (speed) everywhere I go,” they said. “A combo of impatience and the feeling that the posted speed is too slow for the area I’m driving. When I am going somewhere, I want to get there and not take forever.”

I wish we knew a proper way to respond to this that was not in disbelief. That statement shows one of the many dangers that pedestrians face in and around San Diego.

For the latest reporting year in California, we know that there were over 14,000 pedestrian injuries. Nearly each pedestrian crash results in an injury or a fatality because, as the state reports like to say, “Pedestrians don’t have armour.” They have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. It is not uncommon for us to handle cases of people suffering from the following injuries after a pedestrian crash:

  • Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

Each of these injuries can lead to a multitude of expenses for victims and their family. This can include:

  • Massive medical bills
  • The cost of rehabilitation
  • Any necessary home or vehicle accommodations
  • Lost income if the victim cannot work
  • Emotional and psychological damages

The California Highway Patrol says that fatal pedestrian incidents are up 30% in this decade from the previous decade. They say that speeding is the number one contributor to pedestrian fatalities and injuries. We know that other contributing factors are:

  • Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers distracted by their phones or other devices

Regardless of how a driver causes a pedestrian incident, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

If You Are Injured

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash in the city, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we are here to help when another person’s negligence causes you harm.

Our qualified and experienced team will work diligently to secure the compensation you need, including coverage for:

  • All of your medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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