Pedestrian Accidents

Orange County, CA Pedestrian Accident Attorney

California’s pedestrian traffic fatality rate is 20 percent higher than the national average, and Orange County is not immune. As you might expect children and adults over the age of 65 are to suffering serious injury or death from being hit by moving vehicles. the most vulnerable most at risk. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident call an Orange County, CA personal injury attorney from Pro Attorneys for a free consultation: (833) 776-3777.

Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help

Vehicles’ speed, weight, and momentum make them potentially deadly in any collision with a pedestrian. Getting hit by a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, or even a bicycle can result in major injuries. If you as a pedestrian are involved in a collision with a vehicle, you owe it to yourself to seek professional legal guidance from Pro Attorneys. Negligent or reckless vehicle operators must be made to pay for their actions. You will face a long convalescence; you should not face the added burden of expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary punishments for events that were not your fault. You also deserve to be compensated for non-monetary losses – reduced mobility, lower quality of life, and inability to assist your spouse and family.

Pro Attorneys will work hard to see that your insurance settlement or court award includes everything to which you are entitled. There are several possibilities:

  • Distracted or impaired driving
  • Reckless driving, speeding, unsafe land changes, etc.
  • Mechanical defects such as brakes or power steering
  • Malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Poorly maintained road

7 Key Pedestrian Points to Remember in California

  1. Pedestrian Right of Way: California law grants pedestrians certain rights and protections. Pedestrians generally have the right of way in marked crosswalks and at intersections, whether or not they have a crosswalk. Drivers must exercise caution and yield to pedestrians in these situations.
  2. Comparative Negligence: California follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, which means that liability for a pedestrian versus car accident can be shared between the pedestrian and the driver. Even if the pedestrian is partially at fault for the accident, they may still be eligible for compensation. However, their compensation may be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault.
  3. Driver’s Duty of Care: Drivers have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care while operating their vehicles. They must drive at a safe speed, maintain proper lookout, avoid distractions, and yield to pedestrians when required.
  4. Pedestrian’s Duty of Care: Pedestrians also have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their safety. They should use crosswalks when available, obey traffic signals and pedestrian signs, and generally act in a manner that avoids unnecessary risk.
  5. Evidence and Documentation: Gathering evidence is crucial in pedestrian versus car personal injury cases. This may include obtaining witness statements, photographs or videos of the accident scene, obtaining copies of police reports, and collecting medical records related to the injuries sustained.
  6. Insurance Coverage: In California, car owners are required to carry liability insurance coverage. This insurance may provide compensation for injured pedestrians. Additionally, pedestrians may have their own insurance coverage, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which can apply in hit-and-run situations or accidents involving drivers without sufficient insurance.
  7. Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a pedestrian versus car accident in California is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, there may be exceptions depending on the circumstances, so it’s important to consult with an attorney to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.

Our findings will inform us who your case should target for payment. In addition to the driver, we may seek compensation from government agencies, car and parts makers, and others. Call us; we can help: (833) 776-3777.

Free Case Evaluation

DISCLAIMER - I understand that I am only requesting a free evaluation, and that by doing so Pro Attorneys and I are not creating a business or legal relationship between us. This will only happen if we both agree to this later.