We are barely in the new year and already we are seeing an alarming rate of pedestrian and bicyclist incidents in the city. Circulate San Diego is speaking up after three pedestrians and one bicyclist were seriously injured in the first week of 2019.
“San Diegans’ lives don’t have to be at risk on our streets,” said the policy director for a nonprofit mobility advocacy group. She went on to say that, “Serious injuries and fatalities are preventable if our elected officials commit to making streets safe.”
The city has struggled to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Now that the electric scooter craze is in full force, we are seeing even more injuries. According to the article, there were 57 deaths last year of the most vulnerable groups (pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists) on city streets.
Edward “Skip” Babbitt wants to help if you need a pedestrian accident attorney in San Diego. He will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses.
From The DOT
According to the DOT, during the latest reporting year in California there were more than 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries. Their numbers show that 867 pedestrians were killed in traffic incidents. The incidences of these accidents are more common in and around major cities like San Diego.
We know that these injuries have the potential to be devastating because the human body is vulnerable to an impact. If a vehicle strikes a person, they are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries that can alter their lives. We commonly see spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or internal damage in the aftermath of these crashes.
The medical expenses can become overwhelming, but that is only the beginning. Many people, much less insurance companies, factor in the hidden costs of pedestrian crashes. This can include lost wages and benefits as well as pain and suffering damages. If a person is disabled, they often have to remodel their homes to accommodate wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc.
We know that these accidents often occur due to driver negligence such as:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Speeding and reckless driving
We also want to point out that pedestrians face increasing danger from electric scooters. This largely unregulated industry has inexperienced riders zooming all around sidewalks and leaving the scooters everywhere for people to trip over.
What You Can Do Now
Pedestrian accidents are often so much more devastating than regular vehicle crashes. Edward “Skip” Babbitt is ready to help. You can count on him to investigate your case so we can get the compensation you deserve. We know that you will have high medical bills coming in, but they are not the only accident-related expense. Securing coverage for lost income and benefits and loss of enjoyment of life damages is also vital. If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in San Diego, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.