Motorists are legally obligated to obey the rules of the road, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, and take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of those around them.
When drivers cause preventable injuries because they failed to meet these obligations, violated a traffic law, or were otherwise negligent, injured pedestrians can file personal injury lawsuits to recover financial compensation for their losses.
Drake Law Firm is a top-rated Civil Trial practice focused exclusively on personal injury law. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our Woodland Hills lawyers are available to review your case and explain how we may be able to help.
We are trusted by victims across California because we know how to get results:
Contact us online or call 844-513-7253 to request a FREE review of your case. Our pedestrian accident attorneys serve clients across the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles area, and beyond.
When motor vehicles are involved in accidents with pedestrians, statistics show that drivers are at fault more than 50% of the time. When pedestrians are struck in intersections and crosswalks, drivers are nearly always at fault.
Under California negligence laws, pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles in crosswalks, parking lots, or other public spaces have the right to the financial recovery of their damages. To obtain this compensation, and ensure you are not taken advantage of by powerful insurance companies, you can work with legal representation to file a personal injury claim.
As a pedestrian bringing a civil lawsuit, you must be able to prove the at-fault driver was negligent. Because all motorists generally owe pedestrians a duty of care – meaning they are legally obligated to exercise reasonable care in the safe operation of their vehicles – a range of unsafe and illegal driving behaviors can constitute negligence.
Common examples of driver negligence in pedestrian accidents:
Drake Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents. Some of our recent results include:
Pedestrians face other dangers apart from negligent motorists. They can also suffer harm in accidents caused by the negligence of other individuals and entities. Some examples include:
As they must when bringing claims against negligent drivers, pedestrians who file personal injury suits against other types of defendants will need to prove that:
Because the elements victims must prove in their claims can vary depending on the defendant and the type of accident that occurred, having an attorney personally evaluate your case will help you better understand your rights and options.
When successful, pedestrian accident lawsuits can allow victims to recover financial compensation for:
Pedestrians are highly vulnerable to serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, neck and spine damage, broken bones, and other injuries that can result in long-term setbacks or life-altering limitations. Our attorneys fight aggressively for victims who suffer catastrophic injuries and take every measure possible to ensure their financial recoveries fully account for past and future losses.
Drake Law Firm is devoted to fighting for victims of negligence. If you have a potential pedestrian accident case in the SFV or surrounding areas of Los Angeles or Ventura Counties, our Woodland Hills attorneys are here to help. Give us a call to request a FREE case review.
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