Married Couple Hurt In Pedestrian Accident While Walking Across The Street At Mustang Run
MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA (November 16, 2018) A husband and his wife were injured in a car accident on Mustang Run as they were walking across the street.
A friend of the man and his wife are saying that the couple always walk together at sunrise and sunset. The driver that hit them said that she did not see the couple before the accident took place.
An accident reconstruction team arrived at the scene in order to determine what happened. Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash to come forward and speak with them.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and to take steps in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The hours between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. are when most pedestrian accidents occur. It is during this time when both drivers and pedestrians should be extra cautious. It has been estimated that nearly 28% of accidents are caused by intoxicated drivers. Another 25% of accidents are caused by drivers that are speeding. However, not all accidents are due to driver error. Street design is important as well.
Cities like Mission Viejo have a responsibility to construct and design roads that are reasonably safe. An intersection may be dangerous if it does not have adequate safety features like stop signs or street lights. If there is a history of accidents on a particular stretch of road that puts the city on notice that there is a problem that needs to be corrected. Victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. There are strict statute of limitations associated with filing a claim against a municipality. A car accident attorney can investigate your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help From A Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident in Mission Viejo you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your claim and let you know what your options are. You owe us absolutely nothing if we don’t end up winning your case. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. You can always reach us at (888) 888-9285.
Ashley Ludwig. Husband, Wife Hospitalized After Mission Viejo Crash. November 16, 2018.