A recent San Diego pedestrian accident in Hillcrest has left a mother and her 3-year-old daughter with serious injuries. Although the accident is still being investigated, the crash occurred around 11 a.m. on January 8 after a male motorist struck the mother and toddler when he was making a turn at the intersection of University and 4th Street. The mother and daughter were standing in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Based on an NBC San Diego article, the often hectic University and 4th Street intersection is considered to be dangerous by some residents. One witness who assisted the accident victims and called 911 stated that the intersection is susceptible to similar accidents and that far too many drivers, and even pedestrians, fail to pay attention to their surroundings at this location.
State and city municipalities are responsible for ensuring that intersections, roads, and highways are safe, in addition to checking traffic lights and various signage (i.e. stop signs, yield signs) for visibility and functionality. If it is determined that a municipality’s negligence or oversight contributed to or caused an accident, then they may be held legally accountable for creating and/or allowing a dangerous road or intersection to exist.
As pedestrian crash lawyers in San Diego, the legal team at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley have seen first-hand how discouraging and unpleasant being injured in a pedestrian accident can be. That is why we are committed to providing our clients with the personal attention and quality legal counsel that they deserve. With a track record of success obtaining significant jury verdicts and settlements for those injured by another’s negligence, our law firm is ready to help you. Call 213-514-8332 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.