When you are out walking or exercising, we know that you do what you can to stay safe. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. There are times when major injuries occur and you may need an Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney.
At JML Law, we are here if you need help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you deserve while you focus on what is important – recovering from your injuries and being with your family.
This Is A Tragic Case
We are learning that police have arrested a 47-year-old driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The incident happened on Disneyland Drive when a 54-year-old man was walking south on the sidewalk. Stefanie Lyn Bieser, the driver who has been arrested, jumped the curb in her PT Cruiser and struck the pedestrian.
The driver struck a tree, a pole, and an electrical box before hitting the victim, who suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at UC Irvine Medical Center.
This case is tragic but all too common here on our roadways. In fact, during the latest reporting year in California, alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 29% of all traffic crash fatalities in the state.
However, we know that drunk drivers are not the only danger to pedestrians. Distracted drivers, those who pay more attention to their phones or other devices, are just as dangerous. Any time a person is focused on a video or a text message, they are a danger to everyone on the roadway around them.
The number one cause of accidents in the state is speeding drivers. Disregarding the speed limit may not seem like a big deal, but it has deadly consequences.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of pedestrian crashes:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Victims of these accidents are left with devastating consequences aside from the tremendous medical bills. In many cases, crash victims lose their jobs while they are rehabilitating from their injuries. This can significantly impact their families.
- There is no reason for a crash victim to suffer if someone else’s negligence caused their injuries.
Moving Forward From Here
We want you to know that you have options if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash. At JML Law, our team will thoroughly investigate the crash and work with all parties involved, including the insurance companies. We know that you need compensation for all of your medical expenses, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need an Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney, please contact us by calling at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.