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Pedestrian Accidents in Greater Los Angeles
Pedestrians Struck By Vehicles
The climate in Southern California makes walking an attractive way to get around the city. Unfortunately, congested roads and distracted drivers put pedestrians at risk of serious injury.
At First Legal Solution APC in Encino, our lawyers represent pedestrians who are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. With years of experience handling accident cases, our attorneys know how to hold careless drivers and their insurance companies accountable. Call 818-650-6363 for a free lawyer consultation.
The following are answers to questions we often receive from injured pedestrians.
What If I Was Struck By A Vehicle In The Crosswalk?
In California, the pedestrian has the right of way unless he or she crosses against a traffic control device. However, you may still be held at fault as a pedestrian if you leave a curb suddenly and walk or run in front of a car that is so close, the driver does not have time to see you and stop.
What If I Was Hit In An Intersection That Doesn’t Have A Marked Crosswalk?
Pedestrians have the right of way when crossing at an intersection whether the crosswalk is marked or not.
What If The Accident Report Says I Was At Fault?
Motorists often try to shift the blame to the pedestrian, when in reality they simply weren’t watching. Too often, police officers take the word of the driver without doing a complete investigation.
The accident report isn’t the final word on who was at fault. Our investigation will begin where the accident report leaves off. Even if you were partially at fault, you can still recover compensation if the driver was also at fault.
What If I Was Hit While Jaywalking?
Our Los Angeles County lawyers will review your case and determine if the driver of the car may also have some responsibility for not being driving carefully and watching for pedestrians.
Protect Yourself: Call An Los Angeles County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer