Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
According to the The California Office of Traffic and Safety, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 25% higher than the national average. What makes these accidents particularly tragic is that most of them are preventable. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you deserve to be compensated not only for your financial losses, but also for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Call the personal injury attorneys at JM Law Firm, for the help you need.
RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF PEDESTRIANS IN CALIFORNIA
In California , pedestrians typically have the right of way when crossing the street. Even in the absence of crossing signals at an intersection, drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians once they have stepped into the crosswalk. On the other hand, pedestrians are expected to yield to drivers if they cross the street in an area that does not have a designated crosswalk. If a pedestrian J-walks or darts in front of oncoming traffic, they can be held partially liable. Given that California is a “comparative fault” state, the pedestrian’s claim can be reduced by their own degree of fault.
COMMON CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
When a pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle, they are at a significant disadvantage, which is why it is usually the pedestrian who suffers the most damage. In many cases, the victim will face a long road of hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent motorists who:
HOW OUR CALIFORNIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP
In order to achieve a successful result in your case, it is important to reach out to our firm as soon as possible so that we can immediately begin building a strong case on your behalf. We know exactly what it takes to help a victim and their families obtain the amount of compensation they deserve. No matter how complex your situation may seem, you can rest assured that you have a team by your side that is truly passionate about helping you hold the negligent driver accountable.
Contact the California Personal Injury Lawyers at JM Law Firm, APC Today for a Free Consultation
At JM Law Firm, we proudly represent pedestrians and accept their cases on a contingency fee basis. If you were injured in an accident and think you might have a personal injury case, we invite you to call our legal team to discuss your legal options.
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Our Los Angeles injury lawyers will work with you to develop a personalized and strategic approach to your case. We look at your case from every angle to determine who should be held accountable and what compensation is available for you.