On Sunday afternoon, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Virginia Street and San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, resulting in their hospitalization. Although details about the incident are scarce, it is important to remember the vulnerability pedestrians face when walking near busy roads.
As a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases, Avian Law Group often sees the devastating consequences of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians, unlike drivers, do not have the protection of a vehicle or safety features such as seatbelts. As a result, they may suffer severe injuries or even death if involved in an accident.
In many cases, pedestrian accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers. Distracted driving, speeding, and failure to yield are common causes of these accidents. If the driver in this Berkeley incident was found to have been at fault, the pedestrian may be able to pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It is crucial for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and follow traffic laws to prevent accidents. Drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Pedestrians should use designated crosswalks and sidewalks, wear bright or reflective clothing, and avoid distractions such as phones or headphones while walking near traffic.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to seek legal counsel from experienced personal injury attorneys like those at Avian Law Group. Our team can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you’ve been injured in an accident.