Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents are almost always serious incidents. Due to their inherent vulnerability, walkers are subject to serious, catastrophic injuries when struck by other vehicles. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a pedestrian accident, contact the law firm Pollard | Bailey to discuss your case. An experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer wants to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us?
At Pollard | Bailey, our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to providing the legal counsel you need to secure the maximum possible compensation.
- We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience successfully representing clients in all matters of personal injury law.
- We constantly monitor our caseload so that we can provide the best one-on-one counsel for all of our clients.
- We’ve successfully reached a settlement or verdict in favor of our clients in more than 96% of all cases we have taken on.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis, ensuring that you do not pay any fees until we win your case on your behalf.
We want to provide all of our clients with the legal counsel they rightfully deserve.
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Common Causes of Accidents in Los Angeles
One of the most prevalent causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. Drivers are becoming increasingly unfocused while on the road, whether it’s mobile phone use or long periods of driving.
Other common reasons for pedestrian accidents include:
- An intoxicated driver
- An inexperienced driver
- Driver fatigue
- Reduced visibility
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Left-hand turns in a major intersection
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to statistics, California has one of the highest death rates for pedestrians. In 2016 alone, Los Angeles had 265 pedestrian deaths. In 2017, along with four other states, New York, Florida, Texas, and Arizona, California accounted for 43% of all pedestrian fatalities in the United States. Pedestrians in California are at a higher risk of injury or death. If you’ve experienced a pedestrian injury, get help filing your claim from a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer from Pollard | Bailey.
Do Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in California?
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a), drivers of vehicles must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing the street within any marked OR unmarked crosswalks at street intersections. However, they are still responsible and required to protect their own safety as well when crossing intersections. The code also states that they may not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in marked or unmarked crosswalks.
Who is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?
In collisions involving pedestrians, it is almost always the driver that is held accountable. Since walkers nearly always have the right-of-way, and due to their vulnerable position in such an accident, they are within their rights to seek the appropriate damages for their pain and suffering afterward. Your lawyer strengthens your claim by proving reckless, careless, or otherwise dangerous behavior on the driver’s part, such as distracted driving, intoxication, and failure to follow road rules, traffic signs, or ensure their way is clear.
How Do I Proceed After a Collision?
After a collision involving you as a pedestrian, you, the other party involved, or a witness must call the police and other emergency responders. This is essential to get injured persons the help they need and to filing a car accident report. These reports are critical to your claim, as are your medical records documenting the extent of your injuries and necessary treatment to heal or cope.
All information acquired will be used to further your claim once you contact your Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys. They will work assiduously to ensure that the ideal compensation is earned for the pain and suffering you have endured and for your ongoing care.
We Can Help You
If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident, we encourage you to seek legal advocacy from personal injury attorneys. Pollard | Bailey has decades of experience as a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, and we will work to preserve your rights and acquire the damages you need. Call us at (310) 478-5090, and get a free case evaluation today.