What To Know About Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries: back and neck damage, broken bones, lacerations and bruising. You may end up with significant medical bills and missed paychecks due to an inability to work. You deserve compensation for these losses – and for your pain and suffering.
At Bulldog Law, we can help you get it. Our lawyers have in-depth experience and knowledge of California personal injury law. We know how to navigate the process – including how to put the right pressure on the driver’s insurance company to get you the full compensation you deserve.
California Pedestrian Laws
Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks. That includes crosswalks that aren’t marked (such as at stop signs and intersections). If you got hit while in a crosswalk, the driver is at fault.
What If You Didn’t Have The Right Of Way?
Even if you weren’t in a crosswalk and didn’t legally have the right-of-way, you may still be entitled to compensation. California has a comparative negligence standard that requires apportioning fault. If you’re found to be partly at fault for the accident – for example, by jaywalking or crossing the street illegally – your compensation may be reduced by the percentage you’re determined to be at fault. However, it’s still worth pursuing compensation.
When you work with our attorneys, you can expect a comprehensive analysis of the comparative fault issue. We can pinpoint ways to strengthen your claim and lay the groundwork for maximum financial recovery.
Contact Us To Learn About Next Steps
We make it easy to get the legal help you need by offering free consultations. We also have many office locations statewide. Get started by calling 888-983-1217. Or, fill out a quick online contact form and a member of our team will promptly be in touch.