California has the highest population in the nation with nearly 40 million people living here. With such a high population, there are bound to be numerous amounts of people on the street. Any person on the street is considered a pedestrian and with that, comes the risk of pedestrian accidents. Eldessouky Law understands the significance of a pedestrian accident and how it could potentially alter one’s life. Our family of skilled lawyers want to help you if you have been in a pedestrian accident. You may have suffered financial and emotional losses than can be recovered by the help of one of our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Commerce, California. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to get started on taking legal action against anyone who has injured you and violated your rights as a pedestrian.
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
When we take to the street on our feet, we inherently face risks due to other peoples’ wrongdoing. This ultimately can lead to a pedestrian accident and physical and emotional injuries to yourself. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Improper lane use
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Left-hand turns
- Quiet cars
- Dark clothes
- Arterial roads
These are just some examples, but there are plenty more. If you have found yourself in a situation related to any of these examples, you need to call our office to get a consultation from one of our lawyers. Also, if you have any questions regarding your case, or are not sure if you have a pedestrian accident case, there is no harm in getting in contact with us to learn more about your rights.
What are pedestrians’ rights when it comes to traffic laws?
In California, the pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way. According to California law, the times when pedestrians do have the right-of-way and vehicles must yield to them are when one is crossing in a marked crosswalk or at an intersection, regardless of if it is marked or not. This law also complicates things by stating that a pedestrian cannot suddenly step out into the street in a manner in which may cause an immediate hazard to a vehicle. This part of the law is subjective in determining how close a pedestrian is to be an immediate hazard. This is why it is important to get help from one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. To have a successful pedestrian accident case you will want to prove negligence on behalf of the other party. This includes proving the other party had a duty of care, that duty of care was breached, and that breach was what caused your injury. The statute of limitations in California is two years, so it will be in your interest to contact one of our Commerce pedestrian accident lawyers immediately.
What type of compensation is available to victims of pedestrian accidents?
In a pedestrian accident lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensatory damages which can include:
- 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
Every pedestrian accident case is different, and to get an idea of what you may be able to recover, you should get in contact with Eldessouky Law. Your compensation situation may be different if you were hit by a car and they did not stop. This is called a hit-and-run, and although it is illegal for a driver to not stop, this is a scenario that can occur. Without a defendant, it will be hard to try and recover compensation from them, however, you may be able to receive compensation from your insurance. If you do not want to be taken advantage of by your insurance company, since they will most likely try to give you the least amount possible, you will want to make sure you consult with one of our lawyers first.
How can Eldessouky Law help someone who’s been through a pedestrian accident?
Eldessouky Law is a firm that prioritizes their clients. We know that every case is different and our lawyers will make sure that you are given the best advice for your personal situation. We also do not try to rob you monetarily because we know that you may have already been suffering financially due to your accident. This is why we will give you a free consultation, all you have to do is reach out to us. We will also take on your case free of charge. This is our zero fee guarantee, which means that we do not ask for any upfront fees and only ask for a small fee if your case is won. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything. Your rights as a pedestrian are important to us and we we promise we will take care of you here at Eldessouky Law.