Where Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Pedestrian accidents can happen in many places, from the sidewalk along a busy street to the parking lot of a grocery store. Where do they tend to happen the...

Pedestrian Killed after being Struck by Car in Santa Ana

Late Tuesday evening a pedestrian was killed in Santa Ana when he was struck by a moving car. The accident occurred at the intersection of Fairview and Harbor. The pedestrian...

California a hot spot for pedestrian accidents

What makes California a hot spot for pedestrian accidents?  Most motorists who spend a lot of time driving on California roadways would say that traffic is a serious problem. Countless hours are lost while drivers sit in a line of cars that never seem to be moving. This has led some individuals to consider other means of transportation. Because of the nice weather that is often found within the state year-round, many people decide to bike or walk to get to nearby destinations. This can help save time and money, which can add up throughout the year. While these are extremely convenient options for residents, it unfortunately has led to California experiencing a significant number of pedestrian accidents each year. According to the most recent numbers provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 600 pedestrian fatalities within California during 2010. This means that 22 percent of

Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing Anaheim Crosswalk

A pedestrian fatally struck and killed by a car early Monday morning was crossing a cross-walk near Disneyland in Anaheim. The pedestrian-automobile accident occurred on South Haster Street which is just south of Katella Avenue. The injured party was taken to a local area hospital with severe injuries, and unfortunately did not survive. Pedestrian accidents produce some of the most serious injuries. Pedestrians do not have the same level of protection that vehicle occupants enjoy with seat-belts and airbags. Pedestrians that are struck can suffer very serious injuries which can include broken bones, head trauma/injuries, and internal injuries such as ruptured organs. Due to the very serious nature of these types of accidents, if you are involved in a pedestrian automobile accident, it is highly recommended to go to the Emergency Room in order to get proper medical evaluation and treatment. After receiving treatment for your injuries, you may have

Two Recent Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents Raises a Question

Two recent hit and run pedestrian accidents raises an important question: “Who pays for injuries to the victim of hit and run pedestrian accidents?”  The primary objective is to identify the driver of the vehicle who caused the injuries, and hold them accountable.  In many cases, local police or the CHP identify the vehicle and driver involved in hit and run pedestrian accidents, and the first source of recovery is the driver’s auto insurance liability policy. What happens when the person who caused the accident cannot be identified?  Many people do not know that your own Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorist or UM/UIM coverage in your automobile insurance policy provides financial recovery for injuries and damages associated with pedestrian and motor vehicle related hit and run accidents.  If you are injured as a pedestrian by a hit and run driver, it is your own UM/UIM that will pay for your medical bills, lost

Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident with Injury

Huntington Beach is one of the most likely locations for a pedestrian accident with injury in Orange County according to the California Highway Patrol.  Pedestrians in and around the beach areas, as well as retail shopping and dining establishments create an urgency for drivers, especially those who are visiting or unfamiliar with the area, to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian accident with injury is usually quite serious.  The human frame is no match for the weight and momentum of a car or truck, and accidents usually lead to broken bones and fractures, as well as internal injuries and head trauma.  Many injury victims of pedestrian accidents strike their head on the vehicle itself or on the pavement when they are knocked down by the force of the accident.  These circumstances can result in a traumatic brain injury or TBI as well as permanent injury to victims

Pedestrian Injured in Fullerton by Hit and Run Driver

A pedestrian injured in Fullerton was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run collision. The hit and run occurred on West Orangethorpe Avenue when the pedestrian was crossing an intersection and struck by a vehicle who subsequently fled the scene. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment and was listed in critical condition. Our thoughts go out to the victim of this accident, and we would like to wish him a speedy recovery and rehabilitation for his injuries. Automobile vs pedestrian accidents can result in severe traumatic injuries for the pedestrian. Oftentimes, they can sustain very serious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries such as concussions. Due to the significant injuries that can result from these types of accidents, these types of insurance claims are very complex and have high values. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a

Santa Ana Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk in Garden Grove

A Santa Ana pedestrian killed in a crosswalk in Garden Grove was a 51 year old woman.  The driver of the pickup truck who caused the accident was not cited or taken into custody.  There is a question as to whether the pedestrian was physically within the crosswalk when the fatal accident occurred, and the driver of the pickup did stop, provide assistance and remain at the scene. It was 10:00 pm on a Friday night, but alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the accident.  The legal question is whether the death of the pedestrian is a “wrongful death” under California law.  The lack of a police citation (ticket) has no legal bearing in these matters, as wrongful death is a civil and financial action, not a criminal case.  The legal question will focus on whether the driver of the pickup actually caused her

Pedestrian Accidents in Huntington Beach on the Rise

With the influx of tourists during the summer months, pedestrian accidents in Huntington Beach are on the rise.  The majority of those in and around Huntington Beach restaurants, beaches, shopping and retail areas are tourists or visitors to the area, and they are unfamiliar with area traffic patterns and street locations.  Each year Huntington Beach endures more pedestrian accidents than almost any other location in Orange County.  A human being is no match for a heavy motor vehicle and these accidents almost always result in serious injuries to the pedestrian. A large number of pedestrian accidents in Huntington Beach and throughout Southern California are unfortunately hit and run drivers.  Who pays for injuries received as a pedestrian in a hit and run accident?  Many injured victims are surprised to learn that their own automobile policy is the first source of coverage.  The uninsured motorist / under-insured motorist section (UM/UIM) covers

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in a Santa Ana Hit and Run Accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured on Thursday night when he was hit by a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The incident occurred at the intersection of Fairview Street near 17th street in the city of Santa Ana, when the vehicle struck the man. Unfortunately, the vehicle involved left the scene of the accident, leaving the pedestrian by himself with serious injuries. Who pays for the medical costs of a pedestrian seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident? Unfortunately, in many of these instances, the driver responsible for the hit and run accident will not be found. Not all hope is lost however. If you are the victim of a hit and run, and you have uninsured motorist coverage, your own insurance can provide coverage for your damages and injuries. Most people are unaware that you can get uninsured motorist coverage for just a
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