A Woman Suffered Major Injuries After Getting Involved in a Highway 1 Pedestrian Crash Just Outside Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA (September 28, 2022) – A Highway 1 pedestrian accident left a woman (21) walking along the road with severe injuries in Santa Cruz. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the crash happened around 4:00 pm on Monday.
A woman sustained significant injuries in a Highway 1 pedestrian crash near Coast Road outside Santa Cruz.
According to the authorities, a woman walked west along Highway 1 around Coast Road. Then, she tried crossing the road. A 1997 Ford F350 driven by a male Watsonville citizen (31) then hit her.
After the collision, the male driver remained at the scene and waited for the California Highway Patrol. Responders immediately transported the woman to a trauma center outside the county due to severe injuries.
Authorities noted that this collision happened near a pedestrian and bicycle path along Highway 1 that stretches from Santa Cruz to Wilder Ranch State Park.
Investigations are still ongoing. Authorities also don’t believe that alcohol and drugs played a role in this case.
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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 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 Santa Cruz
In this case, the victims of this Highway 1 pedestrian accident 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, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including pedestrian accident settlements in Santa Cruz and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call 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 above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victim and their family members.
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