Hillcrest Accident Left a 65-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in San Diego
San Diego, CA (July 16, 2023) – A 65-year-old unhoused man sustained severe burn injuries and a fracture after being run over and dragged in a Hillcrest accident in San Diego. According to CBS8, the accident occurred around 11:30 am on Sunday.
A Hillcrest accident caused severe burn injuries and a fracture to a 65-year-old unhoused man in San Diego.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to a Hillcrest accident at the 1700 block of University Avenue involving an SUV and a 65-year-old man.
Several firefighters arrived at the scene to carefully extricate a 65-year-old man underneath the SUV. They then took him to a local hospital for treatment of 2nd to 3rd-degree burns and a fractured femur.
According to authorities, the unhoused 65-year-old man was reportedly sleeping on a mattress when an SUV ran him over and dragged him at least 30 feet underneath the vehicle.
Currently, this Hillcrest accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call the San Diego Police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
J&M Tip: According to California Vehicle Code (VEH) 20001, drivers involved in an accident must stop and report it to the authorities if a person is injured or killed due to the crash.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Claims in San Diego
In this case, the man injured in this Midtown San Diego pedestrian crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victim and their family.
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