Butch Gill Stockton: Butch Gill Injured In Stockton Car Accident Near Waterloo Road and Filbert Street
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 29, 2020) – A 24-year-old man identified as Butch Gill was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of Waterloo Road and Filbert Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:34 a.m. on Monday. Butch Gill was standing on the sidewalk near the intersection when a 28-year-old driver left the street and hit him.
Paramedics were called to the scene and took Butch Gill to the hospital with serious injuries. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Stockton Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are more likely to be involved in car accidents due to their small profile. It’s easy for a driver to overlook them if they are not paying attention. This is especially true when drivers are making left turns. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes. Additionally, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017.” Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and painful injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
All drivers are expected to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “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, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” If a driver hits a pedestrian while they are on the sidewalk that may be a sign that the driver was intoxicated or seriously fatigued.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. If the at fault driver was working a the time of the accident the company that they were working for could potentially be held at fault as well. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Stockton Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Butch Gill as he continues to recover. There needs to be some accountability on the part of the driver involved in this crash. Any witnesses should come forward and speak with the police so that justice can be served.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.