Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries, making it crucial to seek legal representation. At Injury Legal Center, our experienced California pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. With our proven track record of recovering substantial settlements for our clients, we are confident in delivering a positive outcome to your pedestrian accident case.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in California

After a pedestrian accident, it's important to take the following steps:

Contact the Police, if Necessary: If there are injuries or property damage, immediately contact the police to file an official report. Request a copy of the report for your personal injury claim.

Exchange Information: Obtain the driver's license, license plate number, contact information, and insurance details of the other party involved in the accident.

Collect Evidence: Take photographs or videos of your injuries, the accident scene, and any relevant road conditions. Maintain a journal documenting the details of the accident.

Gather Witness Information: If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information with their consent. Witness testimonies can support your personal injury claim.

Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don't feel immediate pain, it's important to see a doctor to evaluate any potential injuries and receive necessary treatment.

Hire a Qualified California Pedestrian Accident Attorney: Insurance companies may offer low settlements. Our experienced California pedestrian accident attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure a fair settlement that covers all damages.

Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws in California

California has established pedestrian right-of-way laws to prevent accidents. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks at intersections. However, pedestrians also have responsibilities and must not suddenly walk or run into the path of an immediate hazard.

Statute of Limitations for a Pedestrian Accident Claim in California

In California, you have two years from the date of the pedestrian accident to file a claim. Failing to meet this deadline may prevent you from pursuing legal action. Certain exceptions exist, such as being a minor, out-of-state, incarcerated, legally insane, or incapacitated.

Available Damages in a Pedestrian Accident

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages cover emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish particularly harmful behavior.

Injury Legal Center Is Here to Help

If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, our California pedestrian accident attorneys at Injury Legal Center are dedicated to fighting for your rights and recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with our experienced legal team by filling out our contact form on our website.

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