We plan lots of things in our lives. We plan birthdays, weddings, and vacations. We plan on using our money in restaurants and clothing stores. Because, in the end, all we want is to spend time with the ones we love. We want to hang out with family and friends for as long as we can. However, there are always things that get in the way of hanging out: jobs, illnesses, injuries, and at worse death. Our Crosswalk Accident Lawyers at Compass Law Group, LLP are the professionals you need to deal with the unplanned injury due to getting hit by a car.
Our Anaheim Crosswalk Accident Attorneys know the drill. We have seen the wreckage and trauma of victims injured while walking. There are lots of variables to consider when evaluating your case. For example, when did the car hit you? How did it hit you? Were you using the crosswalk? What were the injuries you sustained? How did they affect your life? Do you have any pictures? Do you have any witnesses? The statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents is important to keep in mind because the further from the accident means the weaker the evidence. An injured party has two years from the time of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you were hit by some kind of public transit the statute of limitations is only 6 months. However, you have two years from when you filed within the first 6 months to make your case. When it comes to getting the recovery you need, time is of the essence.
DUI Hit Walker
When a 54-year old Fresno man was walking Disneyland Drive he did not plan on getting injured or dying. He was probably planning on getting to his destination. Maybe he was planning on surprising his family? Maybe he was planning on resting after a good day’s worth of seeing family and friends? Unfortunately, what the man wanted was not what happened.
At 11:04 PM, the man was struck while walking on Disneyland Driver. A drunk driver driving northbound jumped the curb, struck a pole and an electrical box before inevitably hitting the man walking. Stefanie Biester was drunk and under the influence and was arrested on the scene. She was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs causing bodily injury. The 54-year old man held on to his life as long as he could before succumbing to his injuries at the local hospital.
What To Do
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury caused by a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to call. Don’t wait until the bills are too high because it could be too late.