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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Pedestrian accidents demand urgent attention

The San Diego area is a very pedestrian-friendly area. This doesn't mean that all motorists watch for pedestrians in the way they should. In fact, some drivers become so distracted that they simply don't see people who are walking, even if they are walking in designated crosswalks. This is a very serious safety hazard to these pedestrians.

How can drivers and pedestrians work together to increase safety?

Because pedestrians and drivers are often in close quarters, it is necessary for both parties to take steps to ensure that the people who are walking remain safe. By working together, it might be possible to prevent some accidents.

Pedestrian accident claims must be taken seriously

Pedestrians who are struck by cars face significant risks. They are often injured by the impact of the vehicle. This can lead to an inability to work or live a normal life. Even if those effects are only temporary, there isn't any reason why the pedestrian should have to cover the costs associated with his or her injuries if the driver was the person who was liable for the accident.

Crosswalk accident fatality leads to $9.5 million jury verdict

A municipality or state agency can be responsible for paying damages to victims who died or were seriously injured due to road conditions that the government unit should have corrected or repaired. That was essentially what happened in a recent jury verdict that awarded the family of a deceased 62-year-old man $9.5 million in damages against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in connection with a fatal crosswalk accident. The award came after a two-week jury trial brought by the family in San Mateo County Superior Court.

Pedestrian accident data shows how vulnerable we all are

Crossing the street shouldn't take an act of heroism to complete. It is a simple task that has unfortunately become a scary one too. All it takes is one driver to not see you or one driver to lack the attention necessary when approaching an intersection, and you've got yourself a terrible pedestrian accident.

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