Have you been involved in a pedestrian accident?
Walking down the sidewalk should not be a scary act. However, careless people can ruin this by making being a pedestrian dangerous. If you have been in a pedestrian accident you may be aware that we are all at time susceptible to harm. The best way to combat an accident that you’ve been subject to is by getting a lawyer and pursuing a pedestrian accident claim. It is your right to be a pedestrian and your rgith to sue for damages if you have been injured as a pedestrian. Take the steps today to ensure you are enacting your legal rights by calling our firm, Eldessouky Law, at (714) 409-8991 and speaking with a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer serving Bellflower, California.
What are pedestrian’s rights when it comes to traffic laws?
In California, there are certain times when pedestrians have the right-of-way. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, vehicles must yield to pedestrians if they are crossing in a marked crosswalk or an intersection marked or unmarked. So even if you are crossing at unmarked intersection or a crosswalk that is not in an intersection, even if there is no traffic light, a vehicle is still required to exercise caution, slow down, or stop if necessary. However, pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way. Pedestrians cannot suddenly leave a curb in that is close enough cause an immediate hazard for a vehicle. So this is where it may be more subjective whether or not a pedestrian was legally crossing. If you are unsure if your rights as a pedestrian have been violated, you can ask one of our pedestrian accident attorneys for their advice.
What are some common causes of pedestrian accidents?
There are many ways in which you can get injured while on the sidewalk or crosswalk. Some common ways in which driver negligence causes pedestrian accidents are due to
- Failure to yield
- Going around a stopped school bus
- Running s stop sign
- Hitting a driver in the break-down lane
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
- Not giving enough room to pedestrians getting in a parked car
Just like in any other personal injury case, you will need to prove negligence by showing that the defendant owed a duty of care to you, that the duty fo care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause of your injuries.
There are also ways in which you may be injured as a pedestrian that doesn’t involve a car. Some examples of other causes are:
- Runners or joggers on the sidewalk
- Other pedestrians distracted by their phones
- Unleashed or uncontrolled dogs
- Bikers on the sidewalk
- Skateboarders on the sidewalk
- Groups of people who won’t move
- City buses or tucks with large mirror
- Passengers opening their doors
- Fights on the street
- Kids running around a story
- Kids rough-housing at a pool
- Crowded street fairs or festivals
If you have sustained injured from an accident like this, or something similar, it’s time you seek help from a pedestrian accident attorney at Eldessouky Law. We will work to get you compensation for your damages.
What kind of compensation can I get from a pedestrian accident case?
If you were injured as a pedestrian, you may have suffered both emotional and physical injuries. Getting help from one of our lawyers will be the first step in obtaining recovery for these losses and anything else that has negatively impacted your life. In pedestrian accident cases you may be eligible to receive compensatory damages. These include, but are not limited to:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Lost earning and wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of limb
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
There are also some instances where you may be able to sue for punitive damages. In a pedestrian accident case, you will need to prove that the defendant acted extremely reckless in order to receive recovery for punitive damages. While it is rare, there are no laws in California that ban your ability to receive this kind of compensation. Our pedestrian accident attorneys promise to fight for you to receive compensation for everything that you have lost.
What can Eldessouky Law do to help you with your pedestrian accident case?
It’s time for you to stop suffering from your accident. We want your losses to stop and help you start gaining. Our firm will work to make sure you are legally represented and that your rights are fully upheld. We do not want to take anything more away from you. This is why we offer a free legal consultation to anyone that believes they have a pedestrian accident case. We will also take on your case for free. We only ask for a small fee if, and only if, your case is won. This means there is essentially zero risk in working with us because if we can’t win our case, then you do not owe us a penny. Contact our firm to get started on turning your life around.