Woman In Her 60’s Seriously Injured In San Diego Car Accident In The Teralta East Area By The Intersection Of University Avenue and Highlands Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2019) – A woman in her 60’s sustained a serious head injury in a pedestrian accident by the intersection of University Avenue and Highlands Avenue.
San Diego police are saying that the car accident took place around 10:00 a.m. The victim had to be transported to the Scripps Mercy Hospital in order to receive treatment.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year in car accidents. Many more are seriously injured. In a number of these cases, they are due to drivers that fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians. According to 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.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. The life-time costs associated with treating a traumatic brain injury are estimated to be over $3,000,000. This can be a crushing burden for many individuals and families. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a San Diego pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what your options are. Whether you need more information about an accident or you just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.