California Vehicle Code Section 21950 requires drivers to be cautious when approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk. Drivers must do whatever is necessary to safeguard pedestrian safety. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian incident, contact Victory Law Group, LLP today. We are a contingency based law firm so no payment is due up front. No fees are due until we get you an optimal outcome.
Statistics on Pedestrian Accidents in California
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) states that in 2013 there were 701 pedestrian fatalities and 700 pedestrian fatalities in 2014. The California Highway Patrol estimates that there are two pedestrian fatalities and 33 pedestrian injuries every day.
Causes and Injuries of Pedestrian Accidents
Common causes of pedestrian accidents are:
- Drunk driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Making a right turn against a red light without looking for pedestrians
- Making a left turn without looking for pedestrians
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Failing to yield right-of-way at marked crosswalks
Pedestrian injuries can be catastrophic and include injuries like:
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Internal organ damage
These injuries can be medically expensive and the recovery time may be lengthy. Contact Victory Law Group, LLP today to get started on your case and get you the maximum compensation for your damages and/or losses.
Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
According to California Vehicle Code Chapter 5, drivers must not only yield to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks, but also exercise “due care” not to hurt a pedestrian even if he or she is crossing outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Due to the ambiguity of the laws, the driver often shares liability in cases where the pedestrian was negligent. Whether you were the driver or the pedestrian, Victory Law Group, LLP can help you in your pedestrian accident. Call us today or you may also submit an online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.
Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident
Like any other injury case, pedestrian accidents have two types of compensations available:
- economic damages like medical bills and loss of wages; and
- non-economic damages like pain and suffering
Let Victory Law Group, LLP get you the maximum compensation you deserve whether it is economic compensation, non-economic compensation or both. Call us today and speak to the best auto accident and personal injury attorney.