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Common Causes of Pedestrian Injury Accidents in California 

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In the busy streets of California, pedestrian injury accidents are a major concern, highlighted by the increasing number of incidents involving walkers and drivers. Understanding the common causes of pedestrian injury accidents caused by negligent drivers is important for walkers so they can use measures to improve their safety. Knowing how to recover compensation can help those who suffer injuries in a collision avoid financial distress and achieve justice. The injury lawyers at Torem & Associates are experienced in handling pedestrian injury accidents and will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Injury Accidents

Driver negligence or poor roadway maintenance are common causes of pedestrian accidents, especially at designated or undesignated crosswalks, such as:

  • Distracted driving: The surge in smartphone use has led to increased accidents as drivers focus on their screens instead of the road.
  • Speeding: Vehicles moving at high speeds require a longer stopping distance, reducing the driver’s ability to react quickly to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Failure to yield the right of way: Many accidents occur in crosswalks, even where pedestrians have the right of way but drivers fail to stop.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs judgment and response times, leading to tragic accidents.
  • Poor lighting and lack of maintenance: Accidents are more common at night or in poorly lit areas where drivers have difficulty seeing pedestrians. In addition, overgrown shrubbery, poorly timed lights and other factors can contribute to pedestrian injury accidents.

Recovering Compensation

Victims of pedestrian accidents in California have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. This compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, navigating the legal process can be complex, demanding the expertise of a seasoned California pedestrian accident lawyer.

If your free consultation with one of our attorneys shows you can file a personal injury claim and you select us as the firm to handle your case, the lawyer will get to work right away and keep you in the know throughout the process. An investigation will be conducted to gather the evidence to support your claim. The lawyer then calculates your damages, presents this evidence to the insurance company, and negotiates on your behalf. Almost all injury claims are settled in this way.

If the insurance company offers less or will not reach a settlement, your case can be taken to civil court, for which your lawyer is prepared. Your lawyer will have your best interests at heart and fight hard for what you deserve so you can recover from your injuries in peace, knowing your case is in good hands. 

Contact a Law Firm You Can Trust

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in California, securing professional legal representation can make all the difference in your recovery process. At Torem & Associates, our dedicated team of pedestrian accident lawyers has the experience and resources to guide you through each step of your claim. We are committed to fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards safeguarding your future after an accident.

Torem & Associates: Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

At Torem & Associates, our skilled team is highly experienced in pedestrian accident cases. For a no-cost discussion about your specific situation, contact us at (800) 500-5000 any time, day or night. Alternatively, you can contact us online. Our goal is to maximize compensation for the injuries our clients have suffered. Operating on a contingency basis for fees, we ensure you don’t pay anything unless your case is successfully resolved.


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