A few days ago, we learned that two people were injured when a motorcycle rider lost control and smashed into them. According to reports, the incident happened on the 400 block of F Street. Witnesses say that the motorcycle rider was doing a wheelie and then lost control of the bike. His passenger fell off the back and then he smashed into two pedestrians.
One of the pedestrians, a 21-year-old man, sustained an ankle fracture and a laceration. The other person, a 55-year-old-woman, suffered a broken elbow.
The motorcyclist fled the scene, leaving his passenger behind.
This hit-and-run incident shows yet another way that pedestrians in and around the city are put in danger by other people’s negligence each day. If you need help after an injury, you can count on Edward “Skip” Babbitt to work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve. When you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, call Skip today.
So Many Dangers
The California Office of Traffic Safety wants the entire state to know that pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways. The opening page of their latest report has a picture with a pedestrian in armor.
But pedestrians do not walk around with armor when they go out. When they are struck by a vehicle or a motorcycle, they can be seriously injured. There were more than 14,000 pedestrian accidents in the latest reporting year.
We often represent people who have sustained the following in pedestrian accidents:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Major lacerations
- Major internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
We know that the cost of healthcare in this country is high, so imagine the emergency and long-term cost of care for someone who sustains a serious pedestrian accident injury. Even minor injuries can lead to major medical costs.
How They Happen
In the case above, the accident was due to the reckless and irresponsible behavior of the motorcycle driver. There is absolutely no reason for a person to be doing wheelies in public when there are other people around.
Pedestrian accidents are often the result of that kind of behavior. They also occur due to drivers who are impaired by alcohol as well as those distracted by their phones or other devices.
When a driver’s negligence is responsible for pedestrian injuries, they need to be held accountable for the harm they cause.
What Happens Next?
There is no reason that you and your family should be put into financial jeopardy due to the negligence of another person. If someone else has caused you harm, Edward “Skip” Babbitt is ready to step in. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadway. Skip will work to secure compensation for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages