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Elderly Chino Pedestrian Injured in San Bernardino County Car Crash

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 20, 2011 - Comments off

67-year-old Luis Octavio Castillo was seriously injured in a Chino pedestrian accident that occurred on June 15, 2011, around 7:37 a.m. along the 3300 block of Riverside Drive. According to police officials, Castillo was walking through a construction area when he was struck by a 2007 Scion TC driven by 21-year-old Lissette Carolina Menijvar.
Due to a county construction project, the eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive had been temporarily diverted to the westbound lanes.Castillo was immediately airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. The investigating officers need to determine if the diversion of roads and construction area had proper signs to guide drivers along.
From the facts set forth in the news story, it appears that Menijvar may have been at fault for causing this serious pedestrian crash. Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a), “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection….”
However, the construction company may be held liable for the damages as well after a further investigation. Castillo needs to consult with a San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer to obtain compensation to cover treatment, medical and hospitalization costs, and other accident-related damages.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes and prays that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian heal soon and do not prove life-threatening.

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San Diego Construction Site Injury

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 1, 2011 - Comments off

Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. In a 2009 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3.3 million injuries were reported, and more than half were construction workers. Though construction workers are trained on basic safety precautions for handling dangerous equipment, accidents still happen. Whether the injured victim is partially or totally at fault, he is still entitled to workers compensation benefits.
The laws governing construction workers are strict and difficult to understand. In addition, many employers will go to almost any length to cheat their workers out of money. The San Diego construction site injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group understand this and will work to get you the reparations you need and deserve. Call our law office at (888) 233-5020.

 

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