Pedestrian Accidents Are Common in Chula Vista, CA
In 2014, there were only 15 road traffic accident fatalities in the city of Chula Vista, California. Unfortunately, 9 of these involved pedestrians. That is an incredibly high rate. In fact, it was about 30% higher than the California average for that year.
Sometimes, just going for a walk can be a dangerous experience. This is especially true if someone on the road is driving under the influence of alcohol. Going back to the 2014 statistics again, 6 of the 15 fatal accidents that year were alcohol related.
If you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle and injured while walking, can you receive any compensation?
You Rights in a Pedestrian Accident
The driver is just about always at fault when a pedestrian is injured in an accident. This means that injured pedestrians are likely due compensation for medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering, and more.
Sadly, a pedestrian may not survive an accident with a moving vehicle. If you have lost a loved one in such a tragic manner, you may be entitled to damages due to what is legally referred to as wrongful death.
The compassionate lawyers at the Petrov Law Firm want to help you get what you deserve. That is why we offer free consultations for those who believe they have a wrongful death case. Contact us today at 619-344-0360. We can help you to obtain the damages you are entitled to as the grieving victim in a wrongful death case.