When we saw the video in this article, we had to go back and watch it a few times. That is because it shows an SUV leaving a trail of property damage along a Chula Vista street and we could not help but wonder how badly someone would have been hurt if they had been in the vehicle’s path.
Thankfully, the only thing that happened in this incident was property damage reported by three homeowners. One person’s garage door was smashed, but it is what happens down the street that raises alarms. The SUV is seen smashing into the trash bins on the sidewalk.
What if those had been people? The driver would have run over them.
There are so many dangers that pedestrians face in and around this area and most of them are unexpected. Edward “Skip” Babbitt wants to help if you have been injured. When you need a Chula Vista pedestrian accident attorney, let Skip get the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses.
What Can Happen
When you go out on foot, whether for a walk around the neighborhood or simply walking through the parking lot and into the store, the last thing you expect is to get injured. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are unpredictable and happen in so many different ways. No matter how safe you are, you cannot control the actions of others.
In the story above, there is no way a person walking down the sidewalk could have known a vehicle was going to plow through. Luckily, the only casualties in that case were some trash cans and a garage door, but we see plenty of pedestrian accidents in this state. For the latest reporting year in California, the DOT says that there were more than 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries.
Often, these injuries are severe. A person has no armor to protect them from the force of a vehicle slamming into them and they usually have a secondary impact with the ground.
Two impacts that cause injuries. In fact, almost all pedestrian accidents result in some kind of injury or even a fatality.
We often find that these incidents happen in areas where a pedestrian has the right-of-way. That can be at crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, or other pathway. They happen because of driver negligence. Sometimes a driver is simply distracted by their phone or another person in their vehicle. Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol are much more likely to cause harm.
If You Are Injured
The clock is ticking if you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence. Insurance companies will begin calling quickly, trying to push for a quick settlement that will not cover all of your expenses. Let Edward “Skip” Babbitt take the reins.
Skip has the personal injury experience you need that will ensure you get the settlement you deserve. When you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Chula Vista, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.