California has a higher pedestrian accident fatality rate than most states in the United States. Factors that contribute to California’s high rate of tragic pedestrian fatalities include distracted, reckless, and intoxicated drivers.
In many situations, pedestrians have the right of way and drivers must yield to them. Even at intersections that do not have a marked crosswalk, California law establishes “unmarked” crosswalks where pedestrians are permitted to cross. Nonetheless, drivers often put pedestrians at risk by failing to obey traffic signals or by texting and driving. Because they are exposed and unprotected, pedestrians often sustain major injuries when hit or run over by a car.
In auto versus pedestrian accidents, it is important to investigate and determine fault for the crash. California law is favorable to pedestrians, holding that driver’s have a greater duty to be careful because a car is capable of causing much more serious injuries than a pedestrian. At Patzkowski Law, we leverage our deep knowledge of California law to advocate for pedestrians hit by cars. We handle each pedestrian accident case personally, with a custom-tailored legal strategy. This recipe for success has produced first-class results in countless pedestrian accident cases.
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TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CLAIMS WE HANDLE:
Failure to Yield at Crosswalk
Unsafe Left Turns
Side of Road
Failure to Yield at Sidewalk
COMMON TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES:
Broken or Fractured Limbs
Brain Damage/Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
What to Do When You are Injured in a Pedestrian Accident:
Call the police so they write a Traffic Collision Report.
Secure auto insurance and contact information from everyone involved in the auto vs. pedestrian accident. Make sure to also get contact information for all witnesses.
Take photos of your injuries, all vehicles, and the scene if possible.
seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
Call Patzkowski Law at (949) 342-5120 for a free consultation.
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grandfather pushing his grandson in a stroller across the street
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“Blaise helped me when I was hit by a car as a pedestrian. Honestly it was a very overwhelming time and I had no idea what to do or how to handle things. He made everything really easy and and was able to get me a great settlement. He was very kind and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!”
-Brittney in Whittier, CA
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