Pedestrian Accident in El Dorado County Injures Juvenile

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April 22, 2024
Edward Smith

Pleasant Valley Road Pedestrian Accident in El Dorado County Causes Trauma

A pedestrian accident in El Dorado County recently caused injuries to a juvenile when they were struck by a pickup. The collision occurred in a rural area southwest of Placerville at the Pleasant Valley and Oak Dell roads around 11:30 a.m., according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The juvenile reportedly suffered major injuries in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Investigation Underway in Pedestrian Accident in El Dorado County 

The accident happened near Union Mine High School and Charles Brown Elementary School. A woman who lives in the area stated that she didn’t think the 45 mph speed limit was low enough since there are often young people on the road and because of the nearness of the schools. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the CHP traffic collision unit.

Pedestrian Injury Accidents Involving a Minor

In California when a minor suffers injuries because of a negligent driver, there are two options to recover compensation. Either the minor can wait until they turn 18 and place a personal injury claim, or their parents or guardians can do it for them. An accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve and protect your rights.

Damages in a Pedestrian Accident on a Highway

When another party bears responsibility for your pedestrian accident, you might qualify for various damages due to the harm inflicted. These damages can cover:

  • Medical expenses related to the collision include hospital stays, doctor visits, tests, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.
  • Future medical costs if your injuries require ongoing treatment beyond the settlement period.
  • Therapy sessions for emotional trauma treatment.
  • Lost wages, including missed salary, tips, bonuses, and pension/insurance benefits, from inability to work.
  • Compensation for both emotional and physical pain and suffering.
  • Reimbursement for loss of enjoyment in life, reflecting your inability to participate in previously enjoyed activities.

Seeking Help From an Accident Attorney

Those who suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident in El Dorado County have two years to file a claim against the negligent party. However, because witnesses may move away and evidence disappear, contacting an injury lawyer soon can help improve the chance of recovering compensation. In addition, if the injured party tries to file a claim after two years, the court will refuse to hear it.

Investigating the Pedestrian Accident

Once it has been established that the pedestrian can file a claim after a pedestrian accident in El Dorado, the injury lawyer will gather all the evidence that supports it. This may include checking the police report, interviewing witnesses and searching for traffic surveillance cameras in the area. In addition, the road may present evidence in the form of tread marks, which show whether or not the driver attempted to stop. The lawyer compiles the evidence into a case supporting the injury claim. 

In this insightful video, accident lawyer Edward Smith provides crucial advice on selecting a personal injury lawyer:


Placerville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Placerville pedestrian accident lawyer. I understand the critical nature of securing compensation for victims of pedestrian accidents due to the severe injuries these incidents can cause. For free, friendly advice from our accident lawyers, please call us at (530) 392-9400, (800) 404-5400, or visit us online.

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