Fresno, CA (February 18, 2023) – On Friday, February 18, a woman was rushed to a hospital after being hit by a car in Fresno.
The accident took place at the intersection of Palm and Belmont Avenues at around 6 a.m. The woman was struck by a vehicle, and the driver reportedly remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation. The injured party was hospitalized for treatment, but no updates on her condition have been provided at this time.
The identity of the injured party has been withheld.
The cause of the crash is currently being investigated by local law enforcement officials.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
In California, the issue of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries on the roads is serious and getting worse. More people are walking now, whether it is for recreation, exercise, or simply to get to work, school, or the store. Between 2014 and 2018, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths, and there were about 7,500 pedestrian fatalities between 2009 and 2018.
The number of fatal pedestrian accidents in California is among the highest in the nation. Distracted driving, intoxicated driving, and other types of driver irresponsibility are to blame for the vast majority of these accidents. After being struck by a car, it might be difficult to think straight, but what you say and do at the scene of the accident will have an impact on how your claim is handled afterward. Accidents involving pedestrians can result in severe injuries, which come at a high cost in terms of medical expenses and lost wages. The insurance provider or defendant may attempt to pressure you into giving a recorded statement that can be used to dispute liability or your damages in an effort to lessen their exposure.
Recovery always comes first if you or a loved one is harmed in a car accident. To ensure that you can protect your legal rights, you must act as soon as possible and get started on your personal injury claim. Our legal team is aware of how crucial the claims process is to our clients, and Wilshire Law Firm uses a recovery-first approach in every case to maximize our client’s final compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will battle to get you the money you require if a pedestrian accident left you with serious or life-threatening injuries. Call 800-358-1884 to speak with a Fresno car accident attorney about your case right away.