California continues to have one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the country. Without the implementation of programs and practices to battle this problem, these accidents are going to continue and we are left with the consequences of these accidents. There are many causes leading to a pedestrian being struck by a car. Driver inattention and distraction plays a very big role, driving under the influence leads to many accidents, and pedestrians under the influence often find themselves in these accidents as well. The majority of these accidents happen during the night when it is harder for drivers to see.
Accidents between a car and a pedestrian can lead to many devastating injuries, sometimes life-threatening or even fatal. Pedestrians on occasion may be the liable party depending on their actions and the way in which they became in the route of the driver. However, even in these situations the driver may still be at least partly negligent. Depending on the speed of the driver, their attention to traffic laws, and how they handled the situation can all place liability on the driver of the accident.
If you were injured in a California pedestrian accident, you should pursue all the necessary medical treatment and contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If another person or entity is responsible for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Our experienced attorneys at Torero Law will investigate the accident, collect all the related police, insurance, and medical reports, and bring together the strongest case possible in support of your claim.
Do remember that you have a limited amount of time in which you can make a legal claim for compensation. A personal injury attorney at Torero Law can also help you avoid any potential pitfalls that might block or limit your recovery.
For a free consultation with an attorney ready to help protect your interests, please call Torero Law today at no charge to you, 310-401-1552 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org