Sidewalks are regarded as safe spaces for pedestrians, free from collisions with cars, trucks, or other moving vehicles. But in spite of that, there were 697 pedestrian fatalities in California in 2014, according to a study done by the California Office of Traffic Safety. With this frequency of accidents occurring to pedestrians across the country, it’s imperative that you have an attorney on your side if it happens to you. Accident attorneys will ensure that you get the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
In 2014, there were, 4,884 people killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A majority of these collisions were the result of driver negligence, and in other cases a pedestrian stopped in the middle of the road, crossed against the light, or otherwise made reckless moves that resulted in a collision. However, pedestrians always have the right of way.
Cases where the pedestrian was a victim of a motor vehicle collision, typically the driver is found at fault. However, navigating the case logistics and insurance companies can feel overwhelming during the healing process. That’s why we encourage victims to contact John K. Landay and Malcolm B. Roberts right away.
If an obstacle blocking the bike lane, or a case of negligence, compels a cyclist onto the sidewalk, a collision with a pedestrian may be imminent. The same goes for a pedestrian present in the designated bike lanes. Since cyclists and pedestrians have equal right of way, dissecting a case like this could be tricky.
The first objective after such an accident occurs is to uncover who was at-fault. Insurance companies, or even law enforcement, will want your details of the event, and any injuries you sustained. If you were injured as a result of your pedestrian/bicycle collision, defending your side can feel arduous. For this reason, we recommend that victims get in touch with the law office of Landay Roberts LLP here in San Diego.
While one may think that motorcyclists are most susceptible to vehicle accidents, due to their exposure, in actuality a casual pedestrian is the most exposed without any protective gear.For this reason, many pedestrian accidents result in the pedestrian most likely suffering severe injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, or brain trauma. Such serious injuries can leads to thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars in medical bills over the victim’s lifetime. This is also a burden that is felt by the victim’s friends and family. That’s why we believe that victims deserve financial restitution for their suffering and pain, especially if the injury will be present for the rest of their life.
Landay Roberts LLP has become known as an experienced attorney team who has recovered millions in restitution for injured victims of motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents in San Diego and around California state.
If you have sustained severe injuries or lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident, contact us right away for a free case consultation. We’re on your side, and will consult with experts, liaison with insurance companies, and assert your right to proper compensation for your troubles.
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