When paramedics were on their way to the hospital with a patient in their ambulance last month, they probably did not expect that they would be performing a patient swap on the side of the road. As they were on their way, paramedics witnessed a pedestrian get hit by a vehicle when they stopped to help. The patient that they already had said they no longer needed treatment, so paramedics were able to transport the pedestrian that had been hit.
It is a good thing they were there because police say the pedestrian hit suffered head injuries that could be life-threatening.
Pedestrians face so many dangers when they are out and about around the city. Edward “Skip” Babbitt wants to help if you or a loved one have been injured in an incident caused by someone else’s negligence. When you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, call us today.
What Can Happen
The problem with pedestrian accidents, the reason they are so devastating, is that the human body has no way to protect itself from the force of a vehicle slamming into it. When an accident occurs, there is likely to be an injury.
For California’s latest reporting year, there were:
In California’s latest reporting year, there were
- more than 14,215 pedestrian accident injuries
- 867 people lost their lives
- San Diego saw nearly 753 pedestrian injuries or deaths due to vehicle collisions.
We often see these accidents result in life-threatening injuries that require extensive medical care and long-term rehabilitation. Sometimes, a victim is disabled permanently and unable to return to work or enjoy life the same way again.
Medical expenses alone can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars and this does not include things like lost income and loss of enjoyment of life damages.
Why They Happen
Most of the accidents in this state happen due to some sort of driver error, but not all of the crashes happen due to outright negligence. However, there are times when a driver is so irresponsible that they should be held fully accountable for their actions.
- Drunk drivers were responsible for 27% of traffic-related deaths in the latest reporting year.
- Distracted drivers who focus on their phone screens instead of the roadway are dangerous.
- Speeding and aggressive drivers cause more accidents than anyone else.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have suffered from a pedestrian accident with injuries that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Edward “Skip” Babbitt is a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to handle every aspect of these cases.
He will make sure that you have compensation for all of your accident-related expense, from medical bills and lost income to any pain and suffering damages. When you need a San Diego Car accident attorney, you can count on Skip to be by your side. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.