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San Diego County Steps up Measures to Increase Pedestrian Safety


News of legislation that will make improvements to San Diego’s streets and roads spread across San Diego and is a welcome measure considering pedestrian accidents in the area. According to local news reports, County Supervisors voted “yes” to a measure that will make safety improvements at four intersections and 17 other locations to enhance pedestrian safety in San Diego. The four intersections that will receive safety improvements are in the communities of La Presa, Spring Valley, and Fallbrook.

Importantly, these intersections saw a total of 12 reported automobile collisions that involved pedestrians from the years 2015 to 2019. The 17 other locations where pedestrian safety improvements will be made, include Austin Drive and Sweetwater Boulevard, Loma Lane and Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, Elkelton Boulevard and Paradise Valley Road, Jamacha Road and Leland Street, Jamacha Road and Kempton Street, and other locations throughout San Diego County in the unincorporated communities of Spring Valley, La Presa, Bonita, Valley Center, Ramona, Fallbrook, Jamul, and El Cajon. Enhancements to pedestrian safety in these communities will include pedestrian countdown signals at pedestrian crossings on streets, as well as accessible pedestrian buttons that beep and vibrate.  The total cost of the pedestrian safety efforts is reported to be about $958,554 and is scheduled to be completed by August 2024.

Rights and Options of Pedestrians Hit by Negligent Drivers in California

Pedestrian safety is an increasing concern as a number of pedestrian accidents have been reported in recent months. The uptick in attention to the issue of pedestrian safety also raises questions about the legal rights and options for pedestrian victims of car accidents. In Ventura, under California personal injury laws, when a pedestrian is injured due to the negligence of the driver who hit them, they may be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries and losses. Compensation under California personal injury laws may include lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering, lost and damaged property, and more. Of course, every pedestrian accident case is unique, so it is important to discuss your particular case with an experienced Ventura pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible after you have been injured.

Legal Help for Pedestrians Injured by Negligent and Drunk Drivers

If you were injured due to another person’s negligent driving or drunk driving in Ventura, it is important to learn about your legal rights and options under California personal injury laws. The experienced Ventura pedestrian accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC are here to help injured Ventura pedestrians get justice for their injuries. They offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your case and to see if they can help you. There is a limited time to file a claim for compensation under California laws, so do not hesitate to speak to a lawyer about your case today. Contact the experienced Ventura pedestrian accident lawyers at Zavala Law, PC today to learn about your rights and options for free.



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