Regardless of who is to blame for this accident, drivers are always responsible for paying attention to their surroundings – especially if the road conditions make it difficult to see.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB)
June 18, 2020
An article in the Mercury News on June 3 reports the fatal collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at an intersection in San Jose. Initial results indicate that the pedestrian may have walked on the highway ramp shortly after midnight before being hit. The Los Angeles-based law firm for personal injury Legal Defenders in the law firms of Burg and Brock says that regardless of who is to blame for the accident, drivers always have a responsibility to take care of their surroundings – especially when the road conditions allow it see make more difficult.
According to Legal Defenders, in a state as populous as California, it's not uncommon to see pedestrians in the middle of the street. Regardless of whether this presence is legitimate or not, jaywalking and strange behavior are not capital offenses, and of course it's always up to the driver to prevent an accident. Drivers should always be aware of the areas where they may encounter pedestrians and make the necessary adjustments to their speed and maneuver.
The Personal Injury Law Firm states that a responsible party can be held responsible for damage such as repairs, property damage, medical bills, physical and mental therapy, and more in the event of a pedestrian or other driver's accident. However, Legal Defenders says that all of these financial burdens often fade compared to the psychological effects of harming or even killing another person on the street. The company says the best way to avoid hitting another person is simply to practice the safest driving habits.
According to the company, good driving habits begin with speed management. Speed limits exist for a reason and take into account numerous road conditions such as curves and turns as well as the frequency of traffic. The company says that even if there are no other drivers nearby, exceeding the speed limit increases the risk of drivers losing control of their vehicle in a sharp bend or other adverse road situation. Legal Defenders says that speed is only part of the equation, since aggressive or impulsive maneuvering is much more likely to cause a crash, since even the most experienced drivers have to take into account the capabilities of their environment and the slightest misjudgment can prove catastrophic.
Finally, Legal Defenders says that keeping calm and in control reduces the likelihood of making an irresponsible decision that could result in serious injury or death. While it seems worthwhile to drive home ten miles above the speed limit to outbeat traffic, the reality is that these few free moments of time saving are hardly worth the potential consequences.
For more information on lawyers in the law firms of Burg and Brock, please contact their office at (818) 938-2528 or their website at https://www.legaldefenders.com/.
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