PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER | SAN DIEGO
Have you or any of your loved ones ever been injured as a pedestrian? If you were crossing the street at a crosswalk, you may have the right to recover damages from the motorist but first here are a few important things to do:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Gather as much information. Witnesses, time, date, location
- Contact a lawyer before speaking with the insurance company
Every intersection consists of a crosswalk whether marked or not. A person crossing the road in a crosswalk has the right of way and motor vehicles are required to stop for the person and let him or her reach the other side of the road.
A lot of accidents that take place in crosswalks occur in marked crosswalks that are in the middle of the block rather than at an intersection. In such a situation, traffic signs that a crosswalk is ahead should be placed to give enough warning to drivers of the approaching crosswalk so that he or she may be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the street.
A person on an ordinary day, crossing the street, can suffer serious injuries or even death, if he or she is hit by a driver that does not yield the right of way to him or her. Or most of the times, these drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead or was getting distracted and as a result, they are not able to notice the warning signs or the person crossing the street. Often a pedestrian is thrown to the ground suffering head injuries that may include traumatic brain damages. He or she can also endure broken limbs and internal injuries or worst case scenario, a spinal cord injury that results in permanent paralysis from the neck or waist down that may also lead to death.
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For all injury cases, only after you receive a settlement or an award by the jury, we collect attorney fees. You won′t be asked to pay any legal fees unless we successfully secured a verdict or settlement on your behalf.