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.
However, a property owner could also be at fault. For instance, a parking lot may have poor signage, faded or non-existent lines, or a faulty design that often causes accidents.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
- 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
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.