Anyone who has walked in one of California’s bustling cities knows that crossing a street or a busy intersection can be very dangerous. Every year in California there are thousands of pedestrian accidents causing serious injuries and even death. Unfortunately, almost all auto versus pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries, leaving the victim with substantial medical bills and the inability to work or enjoy their life as they once had. Just a few of the serious injuries that can occur as a result of a pedestrian accident include broken bones, lost limbs, head and neck injuries, spine injuries, brain injuries, muscle tears, and many more. Too often, these accidents are caused by inattentive or distracted drivers, especially by drivers who are texting or breaking traffic laws. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in San Diego County, contact the pedestrian accident attorneys in San Diego at Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys to fight on your behalf and help you to get back on your feet.
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In California, both drivers and pedestrians are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure safety on the roadway. While pedestrians have the right-of-way in many instances, and drivers are responsible to make sure they do not put pedestrians in danger, pedestrians are also expected to use care and cross a street as safely as possible. California uses a pure comparative negligence system, which means that if the pedestrian is partially at fault for the accident, then the pedestrian’s compensation or recovery may be reduced. It is therefore important that as a pedestrian, you cross a street responsibly and as safely as possible.
According to the California Vehicle Code, a driver of a vehicle must abide by the following rules when it comes to pedestrians:
These are just some of the rules that drivers should follow in order to protect the safety of pedestrians. Unfortunately, many of these rules are not followed and many pedestrians are injured or killed across California every year. If a lawsuit becomes necessary to obtain compensation for your damages, it is important to have experienced personal injury attorneys for your case. Please contact HHJ Trial Attorneys for a free case evaluation and let our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Diego help you obtain the justice you deserve from your pedestrian accident.
Walking and bike riding are simple yet effective means of transportation. Why drive a car when all of your basic amenities (schools, grocery stores, medical facilities, etc.) are right around the corner? Unfortunately, pedestrians end up at risk of injury, especially with so many negligent drivers on the road.
When it comes to car accidents involving pedestrians, your personal injury lawyer has the task of proving that the at-fault party is liable for your injuries. In California, the state law provides “right-of-way” protection for pedestrians. Drivers must yield and exercise caution so that people on foot can safely make their way across roadways.
How do we prove liability, then? We evaluate the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine if the driver was or wasn’t in accordance with the law. Some examples that enable you to pursue compensation for damages include:
Here at HHJ Trial Attorneys in San Diego, we handle many personal injury claims involving pedestrian accidents. We will gather evidence, obtain witness testimony, and factor in your pain and suffering while building your case. Remember that accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians account for billions of dollars’ worth of damages every year. We are going to do our very best to recover the full compensation that you deserve.
I want anyone who might be unsure about contacting an attorney to know they are in great hands with Elliott Jung. He is incredibly knowledgeable, available when you have questions, and sincere.
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