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Most of us drive a car. However, walking is becoming more and more popular as a convenient way to get around. Walking is a great way to reduce carbon emissions and is a healthy way to commute in urban areas like downtown San Diego. Young people are walking to work more than ever—especially in San Diego’s Gaslamp, Little Italy or North Park areas. Using walking as a primary form of transportation is a great form of low impact exercise and a fantastic way to reduce the number of cars on the road.

There are also some dangers that come with walking. Negligent drivers increase the probability of pedestrian accidents. The number of pedestrian accidents has increased in recent years as people have recognized the benefits of walking.

Sadly, pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injury ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injury and even wrongful death. When an injury occurs, families are left searching for answers—and justice. If you or a loved one was hit by a vehicle, we can fight on your behalf to ensure the responsible party is held accountable for their negligence.

Call us today 24/7 at 1-858-551-2090 and speak to a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney at no cost to you. Get all of your questions answered today, and create a plan of action with a San Diego personal injury attorney who can help you get your life back on track.

If you have been injured and need help,Call us today: 858-551-2090.

Common Injuries In San Diego Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are tragic events can affect a victim throughout the course of their life. It is important to seek medical care as soon as possible in order to improve the chances of a full recovery. If you need help locating appropriate medical care, we may be able to help.

The most common injuries following a pedestrian accident include:

  1. Broken Bones. Given the naturally high impact that automobiles can create, multiple broken bones can occur when they come into contact with pedestrians. Broken legs, arms and ribs and often reported following a pedestrian accident.
  2. Internal Injury. Internal injuries can span from minor abrasions to more serious things like internal hemorrhaging and damage to major organs.
  3. Traumatic Brain Injury. Given that the head is unprotected in the event of a pedestrian accident, brain injury is often imminent. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most life-altering injuries because it can completely alter an individual’s quality of life. If severe, a TBI can cause an individual to lose bodily and cognitive functions. This can make complete recovery almost impossible.
  4. Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal cord injury is a devastating injury that can affect almost all of the systems that keep your body moving. If severe, a spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis and loss of bodily functions.
  5. Wrongful Death. Many severe injuries can lead to wrongful death. Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic events anyone can go through. This is made even worse when an accident could have been prevented.

Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents In San Diego

It takes more than looking both ways to prevent a pedestrian accident. Even the most careful person can be hit by a negligent driver. The most common causes of San Diego pedestrian accidents include:

Failure To Give Right Of Way

When a driver fails to stop at a crosswalk, they may put themselves in danger. Pedestrians have little protection against a negligent driver when they follow the rules and use a crosswalk. If hit while using a crosswalk, the injured pedestrian will usually have a case against the negligent driver. Speak to our San Diego pedestrian accident attorney right away to preserve your legal rights by filing a claim against the responsible party.

Hit-and-run Accidents

Often times, at-fault parties do not want to accept the responsibility of what they have done. If the responsible party leaves the scene of the crime, there is a chance that the victim will not be reimbursed for their suffering. Luckily, our industry-leading pedestrian accident lawyers are experts at investigation and research. We may still be able to help in cases of a hit and run accident.

Failure To Stop

If a negligent driver fails to stop, you may have a case. Drivers can become distracted and fail to follow the rules of the road. When a driver fails to stop, it could occur on designated pedestrian pathways, residential streets or in downtown areas. No matter where or how the accident occurred, our attorneys may be able to help.

Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers are inherently dangerous and irresponsible. Commonly, a drunk driving-related pedestrian accident may occur in the evening hours and in popular nightlife destination areas. If you are hit by a drunk driver, it can be hard to hold the driver accountable for their intoxication. If you suspect a driver was drinking, but are unsure whether or not they were held liable for their actions, we may still be able to help. Speak to a personal injury lawyer at our firm to get all of your questions answered for free.

Texting Or Other Distractions

It is illegal to operate a phone while driving in California. Despite the law, negligent drivers still text and drive while behind the wheel. Determining whether a driver was using a cell phone before a wreck can be complicated. Our legal experts can initiate an investigation into your case and possibly gain more details about your accident, including whether distractions such as texting or cell phone use were a factor.

Free Consultation And No Out-of-pocket Fees

Right now, you need a lawyer on your side that can fight for justice. Our attorneys are San Diego’s industry-leading legal team with a history of wins in pedestrian accident cases just like yours.

If you need help filing a claim against the responsible party, we can help. Don’t settle with the insurance companies for a partial settlement. Secure a competent, diligent personal injury lawyer to secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve.

Call us today 24/7 at 1-858-551-2090 and speak to a San Diego personal injury lawyer for free. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis which means there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire us. Schedule an appointment to start getting your life back on track, sooner than later.

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Michael Pines and his team have kept their promise.

Mr. Pines asked me whether I was in the same shape as before my accident – this I had to deny. My back was still hurting and he stated that, if I would accept his services, he would ensure that I would get the therapy I needed […] and that all bills would be paid and my health restored. Michael Pines and his team have kept this promise.

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