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Pedestrian Accidents

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California Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Helping Those Injured by Negligent Drivers

Pedestrians are vulnerable in an accident with a motor vehicle. Even the most careful and prudent driver can make a mistake that harms a pedestrian.

When this happens, the walker can be injured and traumatized. In the worst cases, on-foot travelers are killed.

No matter what the outcome, the pedestrian will likely be left with significant medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma.

That’s where The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. steps in. We have decades of experience representing Californians in injury cases.

To schedule a free consultation with our team, call (800) 477-2989 today.

Who Is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

In most cases where a car hits a pedestrian, the driver is responsible for the damages. Drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle. Pedestrians, on the other hand, have the right of way in many situations, such as at crosswalks or when using a sidewalk. If a driver fails to pay attention to their surroundings or breaks a traffic law, such as speeding or running a red light, they may be held liable for any damage or injuries they caused.

However, a property owner could also be at fault. Inadequate signage, faded or missing lines, and faulty parking lot designs can all contribute to a dangerous environment. Businesses have a responsibility to prevent such problems from occurring. They exist for the sole purpose of serving customers, so they have a legal obligation toward the public’s care, even if pedestrians are just passing through.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents cause more fatalities than any other type of car accident. In fact, pedestrians are over 200 times more likely to be killed in an accident with a motor vehicle. The forces involved in an accident with a vehicle are much greater for a pedestrian than for the driver.

The following statistics come from the California Highway Patrol:

  • 13% of all traffic fatalities are pedestrians
  • 4% of all traffic accidents involve a pedestrian
  • 70% of all traffic fatalities involving a pedestrian are fatal
  • 75% of all fatal traffic accidents involving a pedestrian occur at night
  • 80% of all fatal traffic accidents involving a pedestrian occur in urban areas

Common Injuries Pedestrians Sustain in an Accident

Pedestrians are at a higher risk of injury when they are involved in a vehicle accident.

In such cases, pedestrians commonly suffer:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe bruising
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severe cuts and scrapes

Such injuries can result in long-term physical and emotional damage, and they create a financial strain on victims. Along with physical damage, victims must also deal with medical bills and lost wages.

If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident, seek medical treatment immediately, even if you feel fine at that moment. Then, reach out to us for legal assistance.

Compensation You Could Receive in a Pedestrian Accident Personal Injury Claim

If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for a range of damages. Such damages include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Calculating these damages can be complicated, and the amount of compensation you receive depends on the specifics of your case. Factors like the severity of your injuries, the extent of the other party's negligence, and your lawyer’s skill can all affect the final outcome.

By pursuing the compensation you're entitled to, you can start to rebuild your life and move forward with confidence. We have won countless cases for people who have been hurt by another’s negligence, and we may be able to do the same for you.

Our team is here to help you get the compensation you need in a pedestrian car accident. If the accident resulted in death, we can also help with a wrongful death suit. To meet with our lawyers in California, contact us online.

Helping Our Clients Get Closure

Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Irwin Zalkin was one of the lead trial lawyers and part of the trial team prepared to commence a 14 victim trial against the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, the day a global settlement was reached in the amount of $660,000,000.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Irwin Zalkin was appointed Mediation Liaison Counsel and a lead negotiator by United States Magistrate Judge Leo S. Papas on behalf of over 144 victims of childhood sexual abuse against the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Irwin Zalkin was part of the team of lawyers representing clergy sexual abuse survivors in the Diocese of Orange, California who recently helped to negotiate the first $100,000,000 global settlement in the country involving childhood sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Multi-victim case against religious group home.

  • Lohse v. Lakeland Village HOA (Oakland, CA) $8,000,000

    An $8 Million judgment against a resort facility after a six-week jury trial for a woman who was rendered a paraplegic following a fall off of an unguarded pier.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Multi-victim case against a religious leader and institution.

  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Single Victim

    $4.25 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Three survivors abused as minors by priests associated with a Northern California Diocese.

  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Single Victim

    $4.15 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Single Victim

    $4 Million paid to single sexual abuse Plaintiff.

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