Pedestrian Accident Attorney in California

Pedestrian Accident in California

As a pedestrian you face some of the most dangerous roadway conditions, and even by taking every precaution and following traffic laws, you are still vulnerable to the negligence of other carless drivers.

Being involved in an accident as a pedestrian is very difficult and you may feel overwhelmed by the enormity of your bills, and the extent of your injuries. By consulting with a pedestrian accident lawyer, you can plan out your next steps to file a claim for your injuries.

At Soho Law, we provide extensive legal resources for victims of pedestrian accidents and aggressive representations to maximize the compensation they deserve. Call us now at 310-803-9560 for a FREE CONSULTATION

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Certain elements can increase the risk of a pedestrian accident. While today’s cars are generally safer than ever, but this has not led to more safety measure for pedestrians. In fact, due to several factors, pedestrians are even at a higher risk of accident injury.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

Distracted Drivers: Easily the most preventable cause of an accident. Drivers know they should maintain absolute vigilance at all times, but more often than not they are distracted by mobile devices, among other things. 

Driving or Walking Under the Influence: It is never safe to consume alcohol and use roadways, whether you are walking or driving. Drunk drivers may hit a pedestrian because they are too inebriated to be fully aware of their surroundings, and the same goes for drunk pedestrians. Drunk pedestrians are far more likely to break traffic laws, disobey traffic signals, and cross the road where they shouldn’t.

Electric Cars: Clean energy vehicles are much quieter than combustion engine vehicles, and while pedestrians may cross the street right in front of them without any serious implications, they may also ignore the audio-visual cues of an approaching vehicle. This is also a serious concern in pedestrians with impaired eyesight or hearing abilities, who are also at higher risk of being struck by an electric vehicle. If you are the driver of an electric vehicle, keep your headlights on at all times. 

Proving Your Pedestrian Injury Claim

Carelessness on the road can lead to serious accidents. As with all personal injury cases, you must be able to prove the negligence of the other party.

Negligence is when a party (usually an individual or some kind of entity) has a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care for the safety and wellbeing of others, but they fail to use reasonable care. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, drivers on the road have the responsibility to operate their vehicles safely in a way that does not harm those around them.

There are several factors to consider in order to prove such negligence causes a pedestrian accident, including:

  • Proving that one party failed to oblige and violated their “Duty of Care”.
  • Providing that there was “causation” and that the guilty party cased or was a substantial factor in causing the injury.
  • Proving that your damages were result or consequence of the other party’s failure to act properly.

Reach out to a California Personal Injury Attorney Immediately!

When choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation.

It is stressful to sustain a personal injury. But filing a personal injury case is always even more challenging. The legal framework and process can be tiresome to navigate and there’s more than just the at-fault party to deal with. At Soho Law, we prioritize your health and well-being while gathering all the facts for your case. We will handle the process from the beginning and fight for your rights to maximize the compensation you receive.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we win your case. With offices in California and New York, we work tirelessly and fight for your rights while you recover. Call us now at 310-803-9560 or click here to fill our contact form for a FREE CONSULTATION.