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What YOU Need to Know about Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Walkway

Regardless of the established rules and regulations for a pedestrian’s right of way, negligent and inattentive drivers are still hitting people walking or crossing our Southern California streets, causing serious and sometimes catastrophic injury. We have all experienced drivers that fail to acknowledge basic rules of the road when they encounter someone walking across a street.

Why Pedestrian Accidents Occur

In California, pedestrians have certain rights, such as; drivers are required to stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks (whether unmarked or marked). Here are the most common factors involved in pedestrian accidents:

  • Speeding – The faster a vehicle is moving, the more likely there will be of a serious pedestrian injury.
  • Older drivers – Older drivers cause more pedestrian injuries, often because of age-related vision problems.
  • Alcohol – DUI is a major factor in pedestrian accidents
  • Low light conditions – In the evening, more pedestrians are struck than any other time of day, due to lowered visibility.

Injuries Suffered from a Pedestrian Accident

Despite these and other factors involved in pedestrian accidents, too many drivers still attempt to blame the accident on the pedestrian to avoid legal liability. This dishonesty and lack of responsibility is singularity unjust to a pedestrian recovering from injuries like-

  • Severe head trauma
  • Brain damage
  • Leg injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Neck and back injuries

With Injuries Like These…

Dealing with your medical issues is challenging enough without having to handle a legal claim or uncooperative insurance adjusters. The attorneys at the Glendale Law firm of KJT Law Group are here to help.  Simply, if you were injured as a pedestrian because a driver did not obey traffic laws, you have the right and to file for compensation. Our personal injury attorneys will conduct comprehensive accident investigations so we can determine where the blame lies accurately and help you make informed decisions about your legal rights.  We understand you need even the smallest detail like evidence to prove driver inattention and speed, especially when the driver states otherwise.

CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, CONTACT KJT LAW GROUP

Working with a professional who understands the complexities associated with pedestrian accidents will improve the chances of you receiving your rightful compensation. Let the professionals at KJT LAW GROUP help. Call us at (818) 507-8525 or email us at info@KJTLawGroup.com for a free consultation. We will go over all the facts of your case and recommend the best ways to move forward.

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