The Ventura County Police Department is looking for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run incident last month and they need the public’s help. Police say that a 1990s Honda Civic is believed to have hit and caused severe injuries to a pedestrian.
The incident occurred on November 18. Officers were called to Harbor Boulevard and San Jon Road in the early morning hours to find a pedestrian unconscious in the road and suffering from major injuries. The victim, 37, is now stable but police say he will need extensive rehabilitation.
At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, we know that pedestrians face dangers when they are anywhere in or around the roadway. If you have been involved in a pedestrian crash and need to know where to turn, we want to help. When you need a Ventura County pedestrian accident attorney, our team will work to secure the compensation you need.
When we look at the numbers from the latest reporting year for California, we see some surprising numbers:
- There were 14,215 pedestrian accident injuries
- There were 867 pedestrian accident deaths
In Ventura County for the same year, there were nearly 50 pedestrians injured or killed.
If you think about it, there is no other group in or around the roadway that is more vulnerable to the impact of a vehicle. When a person gets struck, they have no protections. This can lead to severe injuries. It is not uncommon for us to represent pedestrian accident victims who are suffering from the following:
- Spinal cord injuries (sometimes partial or full paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Major soft tissue damage or lacerations
- Broken or dislocated bones
These accidents are usually caused due to driver error, some of which are more careless and reckless than others. For example, those who make the choice to drive distracted are putting people’s lives at risk. When a driver is focused on their phones or other devices instead of the roadway, they should be held accountable when they cause injuries.
We also know that drunk drivers continue to haunt our roadways. Injuries from impaired driving accidents tend to be more severe.
Regardless of how a pedestrian accident occurs, if it happens because of someone else’s negligent behavior, that person needs to be held accountable.
What Can You Do Now?
You should not wait to seek legal assistance if you are in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in and secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
We know that you will be on the line for more than just medical costs. There are also the hidden costs of an accident to consider – lost income if you cannot work as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Ventura County pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 805-983-2344.