You may have seen the story from two weeks ago. A 75-year-old woman was struck by a truck as she crossed the road in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood. She was in the crosswalk at the time, which means she had the right-of-way.
She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, she died as a result of those injuries.
Her name was Marlene Aron. According to her Facebook page, she was an artist and her work was going to be displayed at The Reclaimed Room a few days after the accident.
We know she will be missed by her family and friends.
When you go out on foot, whether for a walk or to get some jogging in, we know that the last thing you think about is getting hurt. Unfortunately, you cannot control other drivers and their negligent behavior can really cause you harm.
The latest reporting year in California saw 14,215 pedestrian accident injuries. In the same year, there were 822 pedestrian injuries or deaths in San Francisco.
Pedestrian accidents are not like regular accidents. In a vehicle, people have protection from a metal vehicle frame. They have airbags and seatbelts.
Pedestrians have no protection from the impact of a vehicle. When they get hit, they almost immediately have a second impact with the ground.
This usually means that there are not many minor injuries – pedestrian accidents cause major injuries.
Most of these require major medical interventions, including surgery, to save someone’s life. In the aftermath, a person with these injuries often must undergo long period of rehabilitation before they get back to normal.
Sometimes, they have a permanent disability and are unable to return to work or do the things they love.
The medical costs alone for these injuries can reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first year of treatment, but they are not the only costs associated with accidents like this. If you can no longer work, you and your family will lose income and benefits.
We also want to mention that the psychological and emotional trauma of these accidents can become overwhelming.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you can count on Allegiance Law to be by your side. We know that any injury can completely disrupt your life. If you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may wonder what your next steps are.
Will insurance cover the massive medical expenses?
Will you miss work and lose out on valuable income?
We want to make sure that you get all of the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an accident. You need to focus on healing, not worrying about how to take care of yourself and your family. When you need a pedestrian accident attorney in San Francisco, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395 for a free consultation.