San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Drivers often neglect their responsibility to give the right of way to pedestrians. From failure to yield to reckless or distracted driving, negligent drivers seriously harm pedestrians every day in San Diego. At The McClellan Law Firm, we protect the rights of injured victims and their families when they have been harmed by careless drivers.
Contact us online or call our law firm at (619) 215-1488 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer at The McClellan Law Firm. Relying on our national reputation for excellence, we help seriously injured pedestrians and their families seek compensation for emotional and physical damages.
California Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In 2015, the Los Angeles Times reported that California had the highest number of pedestrian deaths for the year before—with more than 700 pedestrians being killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2014. California also saw one of the highest percentage of pedestrian deaths. While nationally about 14% of all motor vehicle deaths were a pedestrian, California reported that 23% of the golden state’s motor vehicle fatalities were pedestrians. Another study prepared for the Governors Highway Safety Association reported that California’s pedestrians had the highest injury vulnerability of all of its road users—even more so than bicyclists.
San Diego in particular has seen an extremely high rate of pedestrian accidents. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, the city saw the following regarding pedestrian crashes in 2013:
- 594 victims killed and injured in pedestrian accidents
- 82 victims younger than 15 killed and injured
- 73 victims older than 65 killed and injured
Long-Term Treatment for Injured Pedestrians is Costly
When a car, truck, or commercial vehicle hits a pedestrian or bicyclist, the results are often catastrophic, if not fatal. Accident victims commonly suffer life-threatening injuries such as spinal cord injuries and amputations. Due to the severity of the injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents, victims often face a lifetime of medical care. Long-term care needs following a serious pedestrian accident are extremely expensive. Rehabilitation, physical therapy, numerous surgeries, and doctor's visits add up to a heavy burden for anyone injured in a pedestrian accident. Filing suit against the at-fault driver who caused the collision is essential for your future.
After a pedestrian accident in San Diego, there are several kinds of damages for which injury victims may be able to recover compensation, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Past and future medical care expenses
- Past and future lost wages and earning capacity
- Past and future pain
- Suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium with a spouse
When you need experienced legal representation, turn to The McClellan Law Firm. Our select group of personal injury and accident attorneys is committed to fighting for the rights of pedestrian and car accident victims. Founding Attorney Craig McClellan, who has more than 30 years of experience, was selected as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an elite association of the top 100 personal injury attorneys throughout the U.S.
Experienced San Diego Pedestrian Injury Lawyers
To learn more about our nationwide reputation for excellence in serious accident litigation, call The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488 to schedule a free consultation with one of our San Diego personal injury lawyers.