It is a common misconception that pedestrians always have the right-of-way in vehicle/pedestrian altercations. However, that is not always the case. In some situations, the pedestrian can be partially or completely at fault for accidents, especially in jaywalking incidents.
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San Diego, CA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.
San Diego - Birthplace of California
San Diego is the second-largest city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,381,069 as of July 1, 2014, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and in California. San Diego is the birthplace of California and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in San Diego, go to Accuweather.com. The major interstates and freeways of San Diego include:
- Interstate 5 - San Diego Freeway
- Interstate 8 - Ocean Beach Freeway, Kumeyaay Highway
- Interstate 15 - Escondido Freeway
- Interstate 805 - Jacob Dekema Freeway
- State Route 15 - Escondido Freeway
- State Route 52 - San Clemente Canyon Freeway, Mount Soledad Freeway
- State Route 54 - South Bay Freeway Jamacha Boulevard
- State Route 56 - Ted Williams Freeway
- State Route 905 - Otay Mesa Freeway
- San Diego Car accidents
- San Diego Motorcycle accidents
- San Diego Pedestrian accidents
- San Diego Aircraft accidents
- San Diego Train accidents
- San Diego Commercial Truck accidents
- San Diego Bicycle accidents
- San Diego Drunk Driving accidents
- San Diego Boating accidents
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in San Diego, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a San Diego accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
- Sharp Memorial Hospital;
- UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest;
- Scripps Mercy Hospital;
- Alvarado Hospital Medical Center;
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Grief support information for accident victims in San Diego
When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on San Diego grief support organizations.
San Diego legal information for accident victims
When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in San Diego, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a San Diego injury accident
Accident reports by county
If you are involved in a personal injury case, there is a possibility you will be asked to take part in a deposition. The thought of going through a deposition for the first time may seem overwhelming. However, a deposition is a completely normal part of many personal injury cases.
Despite years of warnings about the potentially fatal consequences of using mobile devices behind the wheel, distracted driving jumped significantly in the past year, according to a newly released state traffic safety study.
Each e-cigarette comes with the risk of a malfunctioning battery. While e-cigarette battery malfunctions are rare, when one does occur, the results could be horrific. Common injuries include burns, fractured bones, and loss of eyesight. Although e-cigarettes have an undeniable potential for injury, they are currently an unregulated product, so it is unclear how many injuries they’ve caused since their release. Learn more here about this important safety issue...