Traffic Crash on Rio Linda Boulevard Hospitalizes Pedestrian
A Sacramento pedestrian was struck and injured in a traffic crash recently, which resulted in hospitalization for major injuries. The accident occurred along Rio Linda Boulevard between Lampasas and Eleanor avenues, with no time being given. The Sacramento Police Department announced a road closure in the area and advised motorists to use an alternate route. An investigation by local authorities is being conducted to understand how the accident occurred and to place fault.
Driver Negligence That Leads to a Pedestrian Traffic Crash
Driver negligence can lead to serious pedestrian injuries. Negligent drivers may speed, fail to halt at a red light or stop sign, drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol, fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians, or fail to pay attention due to distracted driving. All of these actions put pedestrians in danger of a traffic crash and can easily result in serious injuries if an accident occurs.
Compensation Recovery After Being Struck by a Negligent Driver
Injured pedestrians may be able to recover compensation from the responsible driver’s insurance company. However, a pedestrian must prove that negligence was involved in the traffic crash in order to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages related to the accident. Therefore, it is important for pedestrians who have been injured in an accident to retain a skilled attorney to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by driver negligence, contact an experienced attorney right away. An accident lawyer can evaluate your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you owe nothing unless your case is won.
How a Motorist’s Speed Increases the Risk of Serious Injuries and Pedestrian Fatalities
Driving at excessive speed is a major cause of pedestrian accidents and fatalities. When a driver speeds, they have less time to react to hazards on the road and may struggle to control their vehicle if an unexpected event does occur. Furthermore, an increase in speed can make it more difficult for a motorist to safely maneuver around pedestrians or bicyclists, leading to a severe traffic crash.
In some cases, a driver’s speed may be so excessive that the pedestrian or bicyclist involved in the accident is unable to avoid the collision. If the driver is speeding, it has also been shown that it increases the risk of traumatic injuries or fatalities when pedestrians are involved. If a speeding motorist is found to be at fault for an accident involving a pedestrian or cyclist, they can be held liable for any injuries sustained by those involved.
Following are related links dealing with pedestrian accidents:
- Safety Concerns for Older Pedestrians
- How Some Marked Crosswalks Are Dangerous for Pedestrians
- Pedestrian Accidents Resulting in Bone Fractures
Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
I am Ed Smith. I’m a personal injury attorney. Motor vehicle accidents frequently result in serious injuries for pedestrians. When the driver was at fault, the injured party may wish to find out if they can place a claim against them to recover their medical expenses and other losses. You can get in touch with us for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. We can also be contacted online.
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