According to the San Francisco Examiner, the family of a 23-year-old woman killed in a fatal Muni bus accident in August plans to file a personal injury lawsuit this week. Emily Dunn died in the pedestrian accident after a Muni shuttle bus hit her while crossing the street. Reports indicate that the bus driver was driving on the wrong side of the street.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to speak to an experienced California accident law firm promptly to protect your rights and determine your next steps. A knowledgeable Stockton personal injury lawyer can provide critical advice concerning your personal injury questions and what to do after an accident.
Unfortunately pedestrian accidents are far too common. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 80,000 pedestrians are struck each year by motor vehicles resulting in serious injuries. Nearly 5,000 of these accidents result in wrongful death. Many times, these accidents occur where the pedestrian has the right-of-way, is crossing at a cross-walk and obeying all traffic signals. An accident may occur because of driver negligence, such as where a driver is distracted, is speeding or has drinking. Other times, an accident occurs due to a condition of the road itself – such as where the design of the sidewalk is unsafe, debris blocks safe passage, defective roadway design or poor property maintenance.
When the negligence of other people or entities results in harm to you, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, mental distress and pain and suffering. An experienced California personal injury lawyer can evaluate your claim, conduct an investigation and determine which parties may be responsible.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the dedicatedStockton personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette. Our California accident lawyers are committed to helping those injured through the negligence of others.