Pedestrian Accidents

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If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you deserve to be compensated

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6,283 pedestrians are killed in California traffic accidents each year, and many more others are injured. 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’ve been forced to endure.

Rights & Responsibilities of Pedestrians in California

In California, pedestrians typically have the right of way when crossing the street. Even if there are no 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 doesn’t have a designated crosswalk. If a pedestrian J-walks or darts in front of oncoming traffic, they can be held partially liable. Since 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 distinct disadvantage—which is why it’s 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. Sadly, many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent motorists who:

  • Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Talk on the phone or text while driving
  • Violate traffic laws or ignore traffic signals
  • Drive recklessly or disregard the speed limit
  • Fail to use caution in residential areas
  • Fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians

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After an accident, you can trust The Law Offices Of Simran Kaleka, APC, to advocate for you.

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