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Sometimes we bring you stories to show just how many dangers pedestrians and others in and around the roadway face on a daily basis. That is why we want to tell you about a vehicle that slammed into a nearby bakery the other day.

Police say that a car lost control and ran right into an Emeryville bakery, as well as several other vehicles, last week. If you have ever been to the Arizmendi Bakery and Pizzeria on San Pablo Avenue, then you know how disastrous this could have been. Luckily, only one person suffered minor injuries and did not need treatment at the hospital. The accident did cause a major fire that caused heavy damage to the building.

At Allegiance Law, we know this accident show just one more way that pedestrians can get hurt when they head out each day. The actions of others are unpredictable and can cause serious injuries. If you need a San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney, we are here for you.

Reality In The State

Think about how much damage could have been done to a person’s body had they been in the path of the vehicle as it slammed into that bakery. Not only would the person have had the force of the vehicle slamming into them, but they could have also been pinned against the building.

The human body is no match for heavy objects running into them. It is very common to see the following injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Amputations or lacerations

The costs of treating these injuries can become tremendous, especially when you factor in any long-term care that is needed. We know that in California, there were over 14,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents and almost 900 people were killed.

What Causes These Accidents

In the case above, we cannot help but wonder if the man and his wife were in a crosswalk. We know that many pedestrian accidents happen in pedestrian right-of-way situations. Even at slower speeds, people can suffer major injuries.

We also know that the following problems exist for all people in and around the roadways, but particularly affect pedestrians:

  • Drunk drivers rarely slow down before striking pedestrians
  • Distracted drivers who are more focused on their phones or other devices are a danger to pedestrians
  • Careless and reckless drivers should be held accountable for their actions when they cause injuries

Do Your Have Options?

If you are injured in a pedestrian incident that was caused by another person’s negligent behavior, you need to know where to turn. At Allegiance Law, we want to make sure that you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395. Let us take over from here.

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