Receiving Legal Help as a Pedestrian in an Auto Collision
Posted on August 19, 2016 by Matthew Paré
In the late evening on July 24, 2016, a young woman was walking across the street at the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Fairlomas Road in National City, California, when the driver of a Honda Civic hit her. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the young woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. While there was no crosswalk, the woman was crossing at an intersection when the driver of the Civic collided with her.
Even though pedestrians have the right of way under California state law, it is still easy for drivers to not see them or misjudge the intentions of a pedestrian. As a result, auto collisions with pedestrians are extraordinarily common. According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 150,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal injuries and 4,735 pedestrians were killed in auto collisions across the United States in 2013. This frequency means that being in an auto collision as a pedestrian should not mean worrying about receiving the proper legal help.
The Law Office of Matthew Paré, APC can provide that help. Attorney Matthew Paré specializes in personal injuries and has worked specifically in many auto collision cases involving pedestrians. Although you may be seriously injured, having the necessary legal help can ensure you recover a substantial amount to pay for any medical bills, any loss of income, and receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact our firm today at 619-869-4999 to speak directly with Attorney Matthew Paré and get the necessary representation to help you on the road to recovery.