Ordaz Law, APC, is the law office of San Diego personal injury lawyer Juan J. Ordaz Jr. We’ve handle numerous injury liability cases arising from pedestrian accidents. Known throughout the legal community for his dedication and perseverance, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. prides himself on the devotion he dedicates towards the representation of his clients’ injury cases. He is a personal injury attorney focused on excellence and client satisfaction.
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Pedestrian Accidents | Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that 5,000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle related accidents. In 2012, over 76,000 pedestrians suffered bodily injury after being hit by a car or truck. Most accidents occur when pedestrians attempt to cross the street, or as a result of poorly maintained sidewalks as seen throughout the City of San Diego.
Pedestrian Accidents | Cause
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Being hit by an impaired driver;
- Running red lights and injuring pedestrians in the crosswalk;
- Motorists turning right and not looking out for pedestrians; and
- Texting while driving.
As a result of negligent drivers, pedestrians involved in accidents often suffer from a variety of injuries. Many injuries result in lifelong medical treatment and care. Filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages can help you recover compensation to pay your medical bills and recover loss wages.
Pedestrian Accidents | Liability
In order to establish negligence in a personal injury accident, you will have to prove that the person at fault owed you a legal duty of care, failed to fulfill the legal duty through some action or inaction, caused an accident involving you, and harmed you as a result. You may be able to hold multiple parties accountable for your injury.
As a pedestrian, if you contributed to your injury, your potential award of damages may be offset by your injury contribution to the accident. For example, if you ran across the street while ignoring the walk sign and are injured, an award for damages may be reduced proportionate to your degree of fault.
Ordaz Law, APC | Pedestrian Accidents
Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal injury representation to victims of pedestrian accidents in San Diego County. We helped pedestrian victims who have sustained their injuries through different types of vehicle collisions. We believe that it is a necessity to represent people who have sustained traumatic and debilitating injuries, and suffered ultimate losses.
Call (619) 550-3617 today so that we may schedule your free and discreet consultation with a premier San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer.
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