At Downtown Law, our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers represent clients throughout California, because at some point throughout the day, we are all pedestrians who are vulnerable to negligent drivers.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes, with one accident involving a person on foot occurring every seven minutes nationally.
Tragically, over the same period, pedestrians accounted for nearly 19% of national traffic fatalities, accounting for 6,205 people killed, equaling one estimated death every 84 minutes — including the 972 pedestrians who were killed in traffic collisions throughout California, according to the Office of Traffic Safety.
Even when the cause of a Riverside pedestrian accident was clear, injury victims have the responsibility to prove the other person was negligent in causing the crash, and the harm they endured.
What is more, those who are hurt will be immediately contacted by insurance representatives who are highly trained on long established company tactics in developing confusing dialogue that could lead the injury victim to inadvertently take some blame for the collision or admit they may not be as hurt as they first thought as a way to minimize their recovery. Therefore, it is important to speak with a skilled Riverside pedestrian accident lawyer before giving a statement to the insurance company.
Once we take your pedestrian accident and injury case, we are in this together. Let’s fight.
Over the past few years, pedestrian accidents, injuries, and fatalities reached a 30-year high.
Sadly, nearly all pedestrian accident causes can be prevented, which means the injuries and fatalities that occur could too.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in California and across the country. Even though handheld devices are outlawed behind the wheel of a vehicle, it does not stop drivers from using their cellphones while driving.
Practically, when drivers are looking down at their cellphones, it is nearly impossible to see someone crossing the street — even when he or she is legally walking with the proper traffic signal.
Additionally, other common causes of pedestrian accidents in California include:
Our Downtown Law pedestrian accident lawyers in California build our cases around the facts related to each of our client’s unique circumstances, which are then applied to the relevant legal standards that move the case forward.
We achieve these objectives through honest communication, and the legal knowledge and integrity required to win.
We cannot control how your California pedestrian accident happened, but we can control how your case unfolds Call us now to learn more.
At Downtown Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers in California believe trust is the key to each of our client’s successes.
We pride ourselves on protecting each of our client’s rights and building trustworthy partnerships through honest and open communication that provides the confidence they need to pursue the best outcome for their unique cases.
Once all factors have been fully outlined, we will begin negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company for your:
At Downtown Law, we fully understand the anxiety that follows a vehicle collision is real and should be considered when evaluating how much our client has been impacted by their accident and injuries. While there is little compensation available for stress and anxiety, it is our job to convey the complete impact of the trauma you have suffered and how it has affected your livelihood with credibility and integrity.
We will fight for the realistic financial recovery you are entitled to, so you can focus on your physical and emotional well-being.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver in California, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Riverside at Downtown Law today by calling (888) 843-5290 to schedule a free consultation. We will fight for the realistic financial recovery you are entitled to, so you can focus on your physical and emotional well-being.
An investigation into your California pedestrian accident may reveal witnesses who saw the driver using their cellphone just before the crash occurred, which can help build your case. Other evidence may also uncover cellphone use, like traffic cameras, and our Riverside pedestrian accident attorney’s ability to subpoena the driver’s phone records and connect the time a call, text, or other electronic devise use was sent or received during the time you were hit, which will help increase your chance of recovery.
Not always. Although a motorist is required to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks, they are not required to anticipate a pedestrian suddenly running out from the curb directly into the path of the driver’s car.
Typically, 90-95% of pedestrian accident cases are negotiated and settled outside the courtroom. Should negotiations break down, we will be fully prepared to take your case to trial when doing so is in your best interests.