50-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Red Bluff Car Accident Along Main Street
RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA (February 2, 2019) – A pedestrian in his 50’s was seriously injured in a car accident on Main Street, according to the Red Bluff Police Department.
The accident took place around 12:20 p.m. on Friday between Antelope and Pine. Police are saying that the accident took place as the driver of a vehicle hit a truck, lost control and then struck a pedestrian that was on the sidewalk.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.He was transported to the hospital with major injuries.
It remains unclear at this point if alcohol or drugs were involved.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are particularly at risk for serious injury. This is why drivers should do everything in their power to slow down and keep a safe speed where pedestrians could be crossing. According to the California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Pedestrians that are injured in car accidents are able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a personal injury claim may include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek legal advice following an accident. A car accident attorney can evaluate all of the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We do everything in our power to make sure that our clients are well taken care of. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel for your particular situation we can help. You can contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.