Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

    A pedestrian is not just someone walking along the road or a sidewalk; pedestrians could also be physically disabled people on wheelchairs or people moving along the route using roller blades, skateboards, and scooters. 

    Despite regulations and safety procedures put in place by the government, pedestrian accidents are still common in the United States. 

    Data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) revealed that throughout the United States, over 7000 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents in 2019. Pedestrian accidents are always devastating events that leave the victims or survivors in shock and confusion most of the time – if they escape death. 

    Golian Law Group has your back! Suppose you have a severe injury in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one through wrongful death. In that case, the personal injury attorneys at Golian Law Group can help you recover the financial compensation you and your family deserve. 

    Types of Pedestrian Accident 

    At Golian Law Group, we believe that having people know and understand distinct types of pedestrian accidents is one effective way to reduce the number of accidents that occur every day across the state. Knowing these types of accidents also helps enlighten victims on who to hold responsible when in a pedestrian accident. 

    Actions such as over-speeding, driving too fast or carelessly in harsh weather conditions, driving while distracted, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and ignoring traffic signals and regulations, are the leading causes of several types of pedestrian accidents. Some common types of these accidents include: 

    Pedestrian Accidents Caused by a Backing Vehicle 

    These types of accidents are prevalent with big vehicles such as trucks. It may be difficult for a driver backing out of a driveway to see a pedestrian walking or standing behind their vehicle especially if their vehicle is of an old model – unequipped with a rear-facing camera and warning systems. Notwithstanding, it is the driver’s responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and back up slowly enough to avoid accidents. The driver will be held liable for the accident in such a case, and a personal injury claim may be filed against them. 

    Intersection Accident 

     This type of pedestrian accident is when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle while crossing an intersection. An intersection accident is commonly a result of the driver trying to run a light or stop sign and consequently hitting a pedestrian. In this case, as well, the driver is usually held liable for damages and injuries. 

    Off-the-road Accidents 

    This accident occurs when the vehicle (due to whatever reason) leaves the road and hits a pedestrian on the sidewalk. Probable causes of this kind of accident could be an influence of alcohol or drug on the driver, a brake failure, a tire burst, or a slippery road. 

    While the driver might bear the liability of a pedestrian accident in most cases, it is essential to note that the pedestrian can also share the liability if they are found negligent. This could therefore reduce the amount of compensation recoverable by the pedestrian. Contrary to what many believe, pedestrians do not always have the right of way and can bear accident responsibilities if found negligent. Some acts of negligence on the part of the pedestrian may include: 

    • Jaywalking – crossing or walking across the street or road while neglecting traffic regulations. 
    • Walking on the road or street while distracted (distractions may include texting or answering a phone call while walking). 
    • Wearing headphones to listen to loud music (this could prevent the pedestrian from hearing a coming vehicle). 
    • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while walking on the streets. 

    How a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help You 

    At Golian Law Group, we work round the clock to deliver the best outcome possible for our clients. So, if you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident and you seek to receive compensation for your loss or injuries, Golian Law group is the law firm you should turn to for help. 

    Our attorneys are experts in personal injury cases, having a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of the laws and regulations guiding a pedestrian accident case.  

    We will help you by gathering evidence to back up your personal injury claim, negotiating fair settlement deals for you, representing you in court if necessary, and doing all other necessary things to make certain that you recover the maximum compensation possible. Visit here for Construction Accident Lawyer

    To learn more about how we can assist you, reach out to us today at 310-801-3028. 

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