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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Chula Vista

For whatever reason, drivers can be very dismissive of pedestrians walking near a roadway, or on a cross walk. Despite a legal obligation to give right of way to pedestrians, drivers all too often decide to aggressively continue on their way, causing serious and, sometimes, fatal injuries to innocent pedestrians. Of course, not all pedestrian accidents in Chula Vista occur due to deliberately dangerous behavior, as negligence and distracted driving also contribute to numerous pedestrian accidents each year. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, they are often left with severe injuries, which can mean they are unable to work, complete what were once everyday activities, or worse.

An experienced Chula Vista personal injury lawyer from Eugene Bruno & Associates can provide the outstanding legal representation, guidance and support you require when you or a loved one have become a victim of this type of incident. You do not need to suffer alone, nor to simply accept the financial impact of a pedestrian accident.

Common Types and Causes of Pedestrian Accidents and Associated Injuries

California tends to be one of the worst states in terms of pedestrian accidents and, in 2013, saw high numbers of pedestrians injured on the roads than any other state. Pedestrians in Chula Vista and across California are the most at-risk category when it comes to sustaining serious injuries in a traffic accident.

According to official statistics relating to 2013, as published by the California Office of Traffic Safety, San Diego County, including Chula Vista, saw:

  • 594 people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents
  • 82 of these victims were aged 15 or younger, and a further 73 were over 65
  • 700 pedestrian fatalities occurred across the State of California
  • 23% of California road deaths involved pedestrians, a figure which is significantly higher than the United States average of 14%

Common Types and Causes of Pedestrian Accidents and Associated Injuries

There are several types of accident which can be classified as pedestrian accidents under California law. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cross walk accidents, occurring when a motorists fails to give way to a pedestrian on a cross walk. This can happen deliberately, or due to a failure to pay sufficient attention while approaching the cross walk
  • Parking lot or back-over accidents, which occur when a motorist does not spot a pedestrian nearby while driving or reversing out of a parking space or driveway
  • Pedestrian accidents may also be caused by the driver losing control of their vehicle, side-swiping a pedestrian who is walking on the pavement, running over a pedestrian, or trapping a pedestrian between the vehicle and a building or other stationary object
  • Hit and run pedestrian accidents, where any of the above scenarios are followed by the responsible motorist leaving the scene

Schedule Your Initial Consultation with a Chula Vista Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

To discuss your case with an esteemed Chula Vista pedestrian accident attorney, schedule your free consultation by calling Eugene Bruno & Associates today at 1-888-BRUNO-88 (888-278-6688).