Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Downey, CA
Before there were cars and bikes, we were all pedestrians when it came to trying to get from one place to another. The oldest mode of transportation is literally attached to us. To get places, we had to walk there. While society has evolved, there are some things that still remain. California is the most populous state in the country, and with that comes large amount of pedestrians on the street. The state is ranked 15th in the country for pedestrian deaths. This can make taking to the streets scary, but Eldessouky Law is here to protect you and make sure your rights are fully upheld. Contact our firm at 714-409-8991 to be represented in a pedestrian accident case, or if a family member has been killed in a pedestrian accident, you will want to file a wrongful death case with the help of one of our lawyers serving Downey, California.
What are pedestrians’ rights when it comes to traffic laws?
According to California law, pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing the street only when they are in a marked crosswalk or when they are crossing at an intersection. Cars must yield to pedestrians at those times, however, pedestrians do not have the right-of-way if they are to step out into the street in an abrupt manner than is close enough to a vehicle to cause an immediate hazard. Also, if there is no marked crosswalk and a pedestrian is not crossing at an intersection, vehicles do not have to yield to them. The laws surrounding pedestrian’s rights can be complicated, because it is not clear what exactly constitutes close enough to cause an immediate hazard. This is why getting the help from one of our very experience pedestrian accident lawyers is important for your case.
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
We may forget that as a pedestrian we are also subject to other causes of accidents besides vehicles. Some examples of other ways in which you may be injured as a pedestrian include joggers on the sidewalk, large groups of people who won’t share the sidewalk, uncontrolled dogs, or bikers on the sidewalk, skateboarders, city buses with large mirrors, fights on the street, kids running around, or crowded street fairs or festivals. Clearly there are numerous ways in which a pedestrian may sustain injuries, and if you have been victim to one of these, do not hesitate to call our office to get a free consultation on your own case.
What type of compensation is available to victims of pedestrian accidents?
Every case is different, and the damages or injuries you sustained may impact how much you can receive from a pedestrian accident suit. It is most likely you will be able to receive compensatory damages, which may include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Lost earnings and wages
- Least earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of limb
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
In a small amount of cases, you may be able to sue for punitive damages. This applies to cases when it is proven that the defendant acted in an extreme, malicious manner, such as a vehicle intentionally hitting a pedestrian.
You may find yourself in a situation where you are hit by a car but the vehicle does not stop. If that is the case, you will want to report your accident to the police so that they can start an investigation. You will most likely have to go through your insurance to get help for medical bills, but if the driver of the hit-and-run is later identified, you will want to call up one of our lawyers to see what your options are for a personal injury lawsuit.
How can Eldessouky Law help someone who’s been through a pedestrian accident?
Eldessouky Law has a trusted team of lawyers who are dedicated to being with their clients every step of the way. If you have been in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely suffering both emotionally and physically, and our lawyers want to try and make your life a little bit easier. To take off some of the stress, we’d like to give anyone who believes they have a case, free legal advice. If you want to seek redemption and compensation for your accident and the injuries you sustained as a pedestrian, you need to choose our firm. We will also take on your case free of charge. This is our zero fee guarantee, which means that you do not owe us a penny if we do not win your case. Only if we win, will we ask for a small fee. Instead of focusing on taking away from you, our mission is for you to receive what is rightfully yours. Do not let other people take away our oldest and most trusted mode of transportation. We all have been pedestrians at one point in our life, and our rights as one should not be taken away. Your road to recovery starts with Eldessouky Law.