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According to a 2018 news article published in The Orange County Register, Angelina Guentcheva, age 65, was killed in the city of Irvine after being struck by a vehicle in the Woodbridge neighborhood. The fatal incident took place on February 18, near Blue Lake South and Springacre. While Irvine is regarded as a safe and affluent city, the California Highway Patrol’s 2014 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) report offers further alarming statistics regarding pedestrian safety: three deaths and 26 injuries occurred as a result of pedestrian accidents in Irvine. In total, 47 people lost their lives and 764 more were injured in the greater Orange County during that year because of pedestrian accidents.
Sadly, this has become the norm as thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured every year by negligent or reckless drivers who are not looking out for walkers or runners. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 5,376 pedestrian deaths in the United States as recently as 2015. Fortunately, California law offers protections for pedestrians who were injured in a motor vehicle collision.
If you or a loved one was injured after a pedestrian accident in the city of Irvine, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our experienced and compassionate team of Irvine pedestrian accident lawyers will recover the compensation you are entitled to so that you can focus on your recovery and on the ones you care most about.
Whether you were enjoying an early morning jog along Jamboree Blvd., or walking home after a hard day of work in downtown Irvine, being hit by a motor vehicle can completely change your life. Pedestrian accident injuries tend to be severe, because a pedestrian has no protection when they are struck by a moving vehicle. Anytime a vehicle collides with a defenseless pedestrian, the resulting injuries can be fatal.
Below are common causes for pedestrian accidents:
Below are 9 tips to reduce the possibility of a pedestrian accident:
Below are common charges a reckless driver may face after a pedestrian accident:
The team of Irvine pedestrian accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers has decades of experience successfully advocating for the rights of pedestrian accident victims. We will fight for all forms of compensation you are entitled to, such as:
If you have sustained injuries in the city of Irvine as a result of a pedestrian accident, an attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (213) 927-3700 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.