Experienced And Committed Attorney
A pedestrian is injured in a car crash every seven minutes in the U.S., according to data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014. More than 5,376 pedestrians were killed that year after being hit by cars.
These statistics are a reminder of how dangerous it is to be a pedestrian. I know that in Alameda County and in the Bay Area, pedestrians suffer serious injuries when people drive too fast, go right through crosswalks, and make turns or back out of their garages without looking.
At the PAR Law Firm, I help pedestrians and their families hold negligent drivers accountable and get the compensation they need after an accident. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, call me today at 925-829-1117 for a free consultation. I will answer your questions and help you get compensation for your injuries. Located in Dublin, I represent clients in Alameda County and throughout the Bay Area.
Pedestrian Rights In California
Pedestrians are at an extreme risk of suffering severe injuries in the event of a crash. California has several laws meant to protect pedestrians, and when pedestrians’ rights are violated negligent drivers can be held responsible.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks — both marked and unmarked — and intersections. Motorists should stop and yield. When a pedestrian is walking outside of a crosswalk, motorists should exercise caution.
- Motorists should also stop and yield to pedestrians when pulling out of garages, driveways and parking lots.
- Motorists must allow pedestrians sufficient time to cross the street.
In some cases, poorly maintained roads or signage are — at least partly — to blame for pedestrian accidents. In such cases, cities or government agencies may be held accountable.
The Compassionate And Aggressive Legal Counsel You Deserve
Injured pedestrians may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and earning potential, and pain and suffering, among other damages.
It is not easy to hold negligent parties accountable or obtain full and fair compensation for your injury claim. I am experienced and dedicated to helping my clients.
I charge no legal fees to my clients unless I obtain financial compensation for them. Call 925-829-1117 or fill out this form to talk to a lawyer for free during a no-obligation consultation.
Russian, Hindi, Punjabi and Spanish language services are available.
While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please call or complete PAR Law Firm’s intake form.