Traffic Crash on East Tabor Avenue Seriously Injures Juvenile
A Fairfield minor received injuries described as life-threatening in a traffic crash on March 23 when she was hit by a motor vehicle. The accident happened along East Tabor Avenue at about 8:00 a.m., according to the Fairfield Police Department, when a female driver, age 33 struck the juvenile. At the time of the collision, two additional minors were riding in the vehicle.
Area Around Traffic Crash Closed as an Investigation Is Conducted
The area around East Tabor Avenue from Manor Place to Falcon Drive was announced as closed due to an investigation by authorities into the collision. It remained shut down until 11:55 a.m. The minor was transported to a hospital for treatment and added evaluation. However, no updates on her medical condition have been announced as yet. No information has been released by authorities on whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
Pedestrians Involved in a Traffic Crash
Motorists are expected to use extra caution when driving near residential neighborhoods or parks where juveniles may be about to avoid a traffic crash. Because juvenile pedestrians are harder to see and don’t have the experience of an adult, tragic accidents can occur. However, the majority of accidents involving pedestrians are due to negligent drivers, such as in the following:
- Failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, intersections or corners
- Running red lights or stop signs when a pedestrian has the right-of-way
- Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of posted speed limits
- Not paying attention to the road, and failing to look out for pedestrians
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs judgment and reaction time when it comes to avoiding a crash with a pedestrian
- Being distracted by cell phones or other electronic devices or other passengers in the vehicle
- Failing to signal when turning or changing lanes
- Driving recklessly or aggressively in areas with many pedestrians, such as school zones and public parks
Serious Accident Injuries Can Result in High Medical Costs
The medical costs associated with serious injuries can be astronomical, especially if long-term care is required. A lawyer will help you make a strong case for proper compensation so that these costs can be covered. A lawyer can investigate the traffic crash to determine liability and collect evidence that supports your claim.
Additionally, if the injury affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for lost wages. A lawyer can help you recover the salary, wages or other earnings that are due to you as a result of the accident. In addition, by hiring an injury lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, including the physical, emotional and psychological trauma you experienced.
Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. Anyone injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person is entitled to file a claim for damages, which can cover medical costs and other damages. To find out whether you may be able to file a claim, please call us for free and friendly advice at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. Please feel free to contact us online as well.
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