Walking down the sidewalk should not be a scary act. Being a pedestrian should not be something we fear. If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident however, you may very well be afraid to be a pedestrian. And in this case, you need to get in contact with ne of our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Paramount so that you can gain some confidence back. Eldessouky Law has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who know all about your rights as a pedestrian and the best way to win compensation for any losses you have suffered from your accident.
What are pedestrians’ rights when it comes to traffic laws?
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, it will be wise to get help from a lawyer because pedestrian laws in California can be complicated. California Vehicle Code 21950 states that vehicles must yield to the right-of-way of pedestrians if they are crossing in a marked cross walk or at an intersection. If a pedestrian is crossing at an intersection, it does not necessarily have to be marked for them to have the right-of-way. This may seem simple, but the same law goes on to say that pedestrians cannot suddenly leave a curb and get in the way of a vehicle close enough to cause an immediate hazard. This can be somewhat subjective as to how close the vehicle has to be, what exactly an immediate hazard is, and so on. A skilled attorney at Eldessouky Law will be able to discern these small parts of the law in relation to your own case. It’s also important to note that pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way, and one of our lawyers will be able to help you figure out when you do and when you don’t. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to get a free consultation on your pedestrian accident and see what kind of recovery you may be eligible to obtain.
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian fatalities make up about 22% of California traffic incidents. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Improper lane use
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Left-hand turns
- Use of electronics
- Quiet cars
These are just a few examples, and there are many more. In such a big state with a high population of drivers, being a pedestrian can make you very vulnerable. We do not want your vulnerability to be taken advantage of, that’s why it’s important to assert your rights and take on a lawsuit against anyone who has injured you. If your accident was due to one of these examples or other similar ones, you will have the most success with the help of one of our Paramount pedestrian accident lawyers in proving negligence by the driver. In negligence cases, you will have to prove that the driver had a duty of care to you, that that duty of care was breached, and the the result of the breach was your injury. Get in contact with our firm so that one of our lawyers can work with your case to prove these elements of your case.
What type of compensation is available to victims of pedestrian accidents?
Every case is different, but our lawyers will work their hardest to get you maximum compensation. Recoveries you may be eligible to receive includes, but is not limited to:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Occupation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of limb
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
This is assuming you have a defendant to sue. If you happen to have been hit by a car that then drove off, then there is no longer a defendant. Your insurance company will most likely determine what kind of compensation you can get. We understand this is not an ideal situation because the unlawful individual is never identified and punished for their crimes. We also want to make sure your insurance company is not selling you short. If you have questions about how to work alongside your insurance company, you are free to come to Eldessouky Law for help.
How can Eldessouky Law help?
At Eldessouky Law, our lawyers are dedicated to helping every victim and put them on the path to redemption. If you have been in a pedestrian accident, you can contact our firm and receive a free consultation where one of our lawyers will listen to you case and give you the best advice about how to move forward and what kind of compensation you might be able to receive. If you have a case, we will take it on free of charge and work hard to make sure your experience with us is one you won’t forget. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, our lawyers understand how this can take a toll on your life. Come to us, and we will do our best to take away some of the stress and hopefully turn around your bad situation by winning your case.