Understanding Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the injuries can be severe, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and death. Even if you have suffered what you believe to be “minor” injuries, you should contact a San Diego Injury Lawyer to discuss the accident.
Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur So Often?
A San Diego injury lawyer knows that pedestrian accidents usually occur for one of the following reasons:
- Speeding: Speeding in residential, or pedestrian heavy areas, is a major cause of serious, and sometimes fatal pedestrian accidents.
- Distracted Drivers: Many pedestrian accidents occur because the driver is distracted by the car radio, passengers, or texting/talking on a cell phone. Many states have implemented “hands free” driving laws as a way of addressing the increase in accidents caused by distracted drivers. A San Diego injury lawyer might use phone bills, or eyewitness accounts as proof that the distracted driver was operating his vehicle in a negligent manner.
- Failure To Obey The Laws: Whether the driver blew through a stop sign, ran a red light, operated his vehicle while under the influence (drunk driver), or ignored some other traffic law, a San Diego injury lawyer knows that breaking the law is a strong indicator that the person operating the vehicle caused the accident. In drunk driving cases, even if the driver is currently incarcerated, a San Diego injury lawyer might still be able to recover money on your behalf.
If you were injured due to any of the above contact a San Diego injury lawyer today!
Working With A San Diego Injury Lawyer to Get Monetary Compensation
A San Diego injury lawyer can help you obtain monetary compensation for wages that you lost as a result of time off of work due to injury, loss of consortium with your significant other, medical bills, and pain and suffering, and more.
Contact A San Diego Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident you need an experienced San Diego injury lawyer. Contact Attorney George C. Heppner at (619) 235-4300.