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A car bearing down on a hard-to-see pedestrian crossing the street at night

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

San Luis Obispo, CA – On the evening of Thursday, February 22, 2024, a 37-year-old male pedestrian was hospitalized in a collision in the 200 block of Madonna Road, KSBY reports.

Investigations indicate the crash occurred around 7:11 PM in the eastbound lane of Madonna Road, between El Mercado and Highway 101. The driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities, and the victim received transportation to a local hospital. Intoxication is not believed to have played a factor in the crash.

Duty of Care toward Pedestrians

Drivers are expected to provide a special “duty of care” toward pedestrians, who have greater vulnerability and are more likely to receive fatal injuries in traffic collisions. However, establishing liability can depend on multiple factors. Sorting through these complexities to determine fault is one of the services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Even after fault is established, insurance companies will attempt to minimize any claim they cannot deny. That is another place where a personal injury attorney can prove valuable by negotiating on behalf of victims to win for them the full compensation they are due.

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