Thursday, December 20, 2012

Two Pedestrians Injured in Oakland Accident

On December 17, 2012, at approximately 6:40 p.m. a frightening pedestrian accident occurred in Oakland, California.  According to published reports, a husband and wife were crossing Grand Avenue at Bellevue Avenue near the north side of Lake Merritt when they were struck by a car going westbound on Grand Avenue. 

The victims were immediately transported to a local hospital by emergency personnel.  Both victims reportedly suffered major injuries.  The 27-year-old husband’s injuries have been described as serious and his wife’s injuries are reportedly life threatening.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in hopes they make a complete recovery from their injuries. 

The couple were reportedly in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by the car.  The driver of the car has denied seeing the couple before striking them.  Oakland Police officials are still investigating the cause of this terrible accident.  Driver confusion, driver inattention, excessive speed and aggressive driving are some possible factors that may have contributed to this preventable accident.

Pedestrians do not have the physical protections that a vehicle affords other motorists.  Accordingly, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to the negligence of motorists.  An instant of drive negligence can result in fatal or severe pedestrian injuries.  These injuries can be life altering for the victims and their families. 

The experienced legal team at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP specialize in fighting on behalf of pedestrian accident victims and their families.  We support victims of traumatic pedestrian accidents by standing up to big insurance companies.  We never hesitate to go to court to fight for our clients to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve.  All pedestrian accident victims need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in their corner. 

If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today for a free consultation.  One of our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers will help explain your rights and provide you with a free case evaluation. 

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