A pedestrian was hit by a car near the San Diego Zoo, who will pay for head trauma injuries?
California – March 29, 2021
Brain injury after car accident.
Automobile accidents are responsible for at least half of reported traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI, resulting in hospitalization. Northbound Park Boulevard near the San Diego Zoo was the scene of an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle making a turn onto the roadway, according to San Diego police. The pedestrian, thought to be in his early 20s, was pushed into the vehicle’s hood and his head hit the front windshield of the car upon impact. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which seemed to be minor at first glance. The driver of the vehicle that hit him remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. A car accident attorney can answer questions regarding options for compensation of injuries and related expenses.
Blunt trauma is a serious type of head injury that can occur in an automobile accident when a moving head strikes a stationary object like the windshield. It is important for accident victims to receive proper diagnostic screening even when injuries seem minor because TBI, referred to as an invisible epidemic, may have caused more damage than is visible. Head injuries can have short and long term negative effects on accident victims and TBI-related disability can cause enormous financial burdens for victims and families. If the personal injury litigation attorney is successful, a claim award will address the losses that include expenses for medical treatment, future medical expenses, changes in life expenses, lost and future wages, and compensation for any future loss of companionship, comfort, and affection.
Car Insurance and liability.
California law requires that drivers have a way to cover costs related to damages, or injuries they have caused in a car accident. Purchasing liability car insurance is the simplest and most common way people choose to meet this requirement. Under California law, “everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person…” meaning that if an individual is responsible for any part of activities that led to injury, compensation will be adjusted to a percentage of fault assigned to accident victims. A personal injury attorney can advise in this type of accident case.
Hire an attorney.
Seek legal counsel immediately after a car crash involving pedestrian injury. An experienced attorney who is familiar with California accident laws can be reached at the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, and will take action to build a winning personal injury case against the negligent driver.
Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation
501 West Broadway, Suite 1650
San Diego, CA 92101