When cars run over pedestrians, there is a high potential for serious injury, and often times these pedestrian accidents end in wrongful death.
Unfortunately, that was the case in recent local San Diego car accident news when a driver hit and killed a pedestrian in an accident in San Marcos. The pedestrian was walking outside of the crosswalk at about 5:20 p.m. when the driver struck and killed him. No criminal charges were filed against the driver who hit the pedestrian because police concluded that he was not at fault nor could he have avoided the fatal pedestrian accident.
While car accidents are the leading causes of injury and death in the U.S., what this story goes to show is that pedestrian accidents, too, cause personal injury and wrongful death to people at anytime.
In fact, each year, over 60,000 people are killed and 100,000 are injured in pedestrian accidents in the United States. While the cause of the accident is still unknown, distracted drivers are the leading cause of pedestrian accidents.
Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Driver’s failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
- Pedestrian hit-and-run accidents.
- Driver’s failure to make a complete stop.
If you or a loved are involved in pedestrian accident, hiring our experienced San Marcos pedestrian accident lawyers can help ease any pain and suffering you may be going through, as well help you find a way to pay your medical bills while you focus on getting better.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out how we may help you. We look forward to providing good advice to help you make smart decisions about your case in either English or Spanish. No fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines