Driver Pedestrian Negligence

There are far too many pedestrians hit in crosswalks due to the negligence of drivers. Victims of an accident such as this should know they have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit.

When you’re walking across the street, you should feel safe, not like you’re a moving target. Unfortunately, walking across a crosswalk is not a cakewalk any longer, as the incidents of car versus pedestrian accidents are on the rise. All it takes is for one inattentive driver, perhaps talking on a cell phone, to run a red light and – the consequences may be deadly.

One of the most disturbing statistics, when it comes to car/pedestrian accidents, is the fact that many of the “at fault” drivers insist they never saw the person they hit. How could they have not seen a pedestrian? Most often the answer may be one of several things, including the fact that they were combing their hair, trying to access their email on their phones, paying attention to a GPS device or yakking with their passenger, and not paying attention to their surroundings.

It’s rather obvious that in an accident of this nature, the pedestrian is going to wind up on the short end of the stick, with either very serious injuries, or they may not live through the experience. If you don’t think the number of deaths as a result of being hit by a car are that high, consider the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that indicate almost 70,000 people meet their death in this manner yearly.

The end result of this carnage for survivors is quite often head trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury, broken or shattered bones, and either permanent or temporary disabilities. To say that the individuals who were hit experience a significant change in lifestyle thanks to a negligent driver, would be an understatement.

If you have been hit by a car crossing at a crosswalk, or have experienced injuries as the result of a car accident caused by the negligence of another, contact a highly skilled personal injury attorney. S/he will sit down with you and discuss the facts of your potential case. Your attorney will ensure you receive justice.

Deborah Barron is a Sacramento business lawyer, Sacramento employment lawyer, and Sacramento winery lawyer in California. To learn more, visit