Last week, an event was organized by Walk SF and the San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets. It was put together to observe World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. There were sobering statistics brought up in the beginning.
More than 40,000 people die each year and over 4.5 million injured in traffic crashes in the US.
Often, the people most injured in traffic crashes are pedestrians. In 2018 so far, 21 pedestrians have been killed in San Francisco.
The even also highlighting something we have been saying for a long time about the impact of pedestrian crashes.
“It’s not just about the victim but it’s also the families that get impacted,” said City Supervisor Norman Yee when speaking of his own crash injuries. “It was my wife had to take off work, my kids have to come to the hospital for six months, and that they have to nurse me to health for six months.”
At Allegiance Law, we recognize that these incidents take a toll on everyone involved, so let us work to secure the compensation needed in the aftermath. When you need a San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney, our team is here for you.
There is no doubt that pedestrians are the most vulnerable group on and around the roadways. When they get hit by a vehicle, their bodies are severely impacted. The injuries are often catastrophic. Often, victims are left with short or long-term disabilities and unable to return to work.
For the latest reporting year for California, there were 14,215 pedestrian crash injuries and 867 fatalities.
Accidents involving pedestrians can cause injuries at high or low speeds. There really are no such things as a pedestrian fender bender.
Pedestrians are often the victims of drivers who ignore right-of-ways, whether they are crosswalks or intersections. This can happen if a driver is distracted by their phones or other devices when they should be watching the roadway.
Other times, drivers who are speeding cause major damage because they are unable to react to changing situations in time to avoid a crash.
Perhaps deadliest of all are drunk drivers who were responsible for 27 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in during the state’s latest reporting year.
Pedestrian crashes are felt by so many people, not just the victim. We know that you have so many things to worry about in the aftermath of an incident with injuries, so let us help. At Allegiance Law, our qualified and experienced team will get to work on securing the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This includes much more than just medical bills and extends into hidden costs like the lost income of the victim and caretaker as well as pain and suffering damages.