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Your Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In an accident, pedestrians are more likely to face catastrophic injuries or death because they are the least physically protected party. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur due to the driver’s carelessness, but there are usually many factors at play. In order to file a reasonable claim for a pedestrian accident, you must prove that someone was liable for the accident.
A few common causes of pedestrian accidents include poorly marked crosswalks, distracted driving, ambiguous traffic signs or signals, speeding or reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pedestrians must also show a “duty of care” when crossing the street. If a pedestrian is intoxicated, jaywalks or fails to follow traffic laws, he or she may be partly at fault for the accident. In most cases, the driver of the vehicle is the liable party in a pedestrian traffic accident. However, depending on the situation, other entities could be found responsible. For example, if the crossing sign was unclear or if the sidewalk was poorly lit, the local government could be to blame for the incident. If there was a vehicle malfunction causing the driver to crash, then the vehicle manufacturer could be at fault. Each pedestrian incident case is unique, so it is important to talk through the specifics with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine liability.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a pedestrian accident, please contact The Law Offices of Patricia A. Law to speak with an experienced pedestrian injury attorney. Call (951) 683-8320 for a free consultation today.
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Patricia A. Law
Patricia A. Law has tried more than 90 JURY TRIALS and binding arbitrations.
- She has over 30 years of trial experience.
- She specializes in catastrophic injury cases.
- She is one of the best trial attorneys in California.
- #1 Trial Attorney in San Bernardino County
- Specializes in Medical Malpractice Law.