Pedestrian v. Auto Accidents

Experienced Lawyers Representing the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

While many of us think that pedestrian accidents typically occur at busy intersections or in bad weather, the reality is that they can occur on sidewalks, parking lots, parking garages, and other areas that are frequented by motor vehicles and pedestrians. When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the results can be devastating. If a vehicle directly collides with a pedestrian then serious, and sometimes even fatal, injuries may occur.

If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a negligent driver or some other individual or entity, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the losses you sustained. The pedestrian accident lawyers at Shah Law Group are ready to investigate your case, and, if necessary, file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Please give us a call to find out more about how we can assist you with your legal matter today.

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How do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Pedestrian accidents often occur out of the blue and catch victims completely off guard. In many cases, they happen because a driver is not paying attention to his or her surroundings. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in California include the following:

Speeding

Slow speed limit signs are posted in parking areas and other areas that are frequented by pedestrians for a reason: so that drivers will watch their speeds and be able to stop or take evasive action if it becomes necessary. When drivers operate their vehicles in a parking lot or parking garage faster than they should, it makes it much more likely that a pedestrian accident – or some other accident – will occur.

Distracted driving

GPS devices, cell phones, and other electronic devices can be extremely distracting to drivers. When drivers are paying attention to these devices instead of watching the roadway, they are more likely to miss a pedestrian who may be standing or walking nearby.

Comparative Negligence

When it comes to pedestrian accidents and other Personal Injury cases, California applies a pure comparative negligence standard. This means that even if the pedestrian accident victim is 99% at fault for the accident, he or she can still recover 1% of his or her potential damages.

In the context of pedestrian accidents, this means that even if a pedestrian was partially negligent, such as by walking slightly outside the lines of a crosswalk or walking while intoxicated, he or she can still recover a portion of their damages, assuming that someone else was partially at fault. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can review how your pedestrian accident occurred and determine whether you will be able to recover compensation for your losses.

Contact us Today about Your California Personal Injury or Employment Matter

Please feel free to contact any of our attorneys about your legal matter at any time. We can be reached by telephone at (714) 982-3SLG (3754), or you can contact us online for more information about how we can assist you with your Personal Injury or Employment law matter.