If you were hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or another type of vehicle while on foot, you may be entitled to compensation for your resulting injuries. Pedestrian accidents often result in very serious, catastrophic injuries due to the fact that people on foot are relatively unprotected against oncoming vehicles. Those involved in these types of accidents often suffer broken bones, serious lacerations, spinal cord injuries, accident amputation, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. In very severe cases, pedestrian accidents can even result in death.
At Torem & Associates, we have been helping injured victims fight for fair recoveries since 1983. We have handled all types of injury claims throughout the state and have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our California pedestrian accident attorneys are prepared to serve as your tireless legal advocate.
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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
There are many factors involved in pedestrian accidents and, sadly, these accidents are often preventable. While pedestrians have a responsibility to remain aware of their surroundings and follow the law—for example, by only crossing streets in designated crosswalks and refraining from jay-walking—they also always have the right-of-way. Cars and other types of vehicles are much heavier and more powerful than people, which is why motorists must always yield to pedestrians.
A motorist may be considered negligent if he or she causes an accident with a pedestrian as a result of any of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Cellphone use (including texting)
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield
- Turning into a crosswalk
- Violating traffic laws
- Ignoring red lights/stop signs
- Failing to use the turn signal
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Disregarding school safety zones/school bus stops
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, contact Torem & Associates to discuss your legal options with one of our skilled attorneys. We have more than 100 years of combined experience handling all types of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims; our team is prepared to help you navigate the legal process.
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Our California pedestrian accident lawyers serve clients throughout the state, including in San Francisco, Fresno, Stockton, Los Angeles, and beyond. We understand that your injuries may prevent you from coming to our office, which is why we offer free phone consultations and are able to come to you if needed. We are available at any hour of the day or night and, if we don’t successfully recover compensation on your behalf, you do not pay.
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