Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In California, while pedestrians always have the right of way, the state leads the nation in pedestrian accidents and has the highest number of fatalities. Careless drivers can injure or kill pedestrians who are crossing the street or just standing on the corner waiting for a stoplight. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The law firm of J&Y represents pedestrian-vehicle accident victims in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Francisco County, Sacramento County and all of California.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
A driver has a duty to exercise reasonable care to not injure others when operating a motor vehicle. By failing to do so, a driver can be deemed negligent. Cases of negligence in California often involve drivers who violate traffic laws by speeding, disobeying traffic signs or signals, or failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks. Many pedestrians are also injured by drivers who fail to signal while turning, and even worse, by those who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition to exercising reasonable care, drivers must exercise a greater degree of care while driving by areas where they know, or should know, that children are present, including schools, playgrounds, and residential areas.
While pedestrians always have the right of way in California, they must also exercise reasonable care for their own safety. Pedestrians can contribute to the cause of their injuries by ignoring the “walk” signal, failing to use marked crosswalks, or running into the street.
How the Law Firm of J&Y Handles Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been the victim in a pedestrian accident, the law firm of J&Y can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. We know that the costs of hospital bills and supporting yourself and your family during a recovery period can be a daunting burden. A driver who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay damages for personal and property damage.
We will negotiate with your insurance company to ensure that you are properly cared for. Because insurance companies are motivated by profits, they typically offer small amounts to victims to quickly resolve claims, but this is never in your best interest. Don’t settle with an insurance company until you speak with the attorneys at J&Y. If the insurance company does not offer you a fair settlement, we will vigorously pursue the matter in court.
Don’t shoulder the burden of another’s negligent actions alone — you need an attorney by your side to fight for your rights. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, call the office of J&Y today at 888-806-6722 for a free evaluation of your case.