Pedestrian Accidents

Glendale Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Fighting When Fair Compensation is Owed

Pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries when hit by a vehicle. The need to file an effective injury claim will be high because, otherwise, they could miss out on valuable compensation that helps pay for their damages.

Were you recently hit by a reckless driver while walking through Glendale, such as while crossing the street or moving through a parking lot? The Law Offices of Wax & Wax and our pedestrian accident lawyers in Glendale can help you start, file, and pursue a claim. Your maximum recovery is our goal.

Dial (818) 946-0608 to arrange a free consultation.

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents are often blamed for pedestrian accidents, but this is inaccurate. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence, not that of the pedestrian. Drivers who round corners too quickly, fail to slow down when approaching intersections, and who speed through parking lots are often at the center of a pedestrian accident. As such, they should be the party that pays for all the damages.

Where Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Most people assume that pedestrian accidents happen the most often at intersections because this is where people usually cross the street. However, traffic safety data from around the country often shows that pedestrian accidents happen the most often along rural stretches of road and other similar straightaways. The inclusion of a crosswalk or its absence does not seem to greatly affect the risk of a pedestrian accident, though.

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right-of-Way?

In some driver’s training courses, drivers are told that “pedestrians always have the right-of-way.” This is an oversimplification of traffic laws, though, and can be misleading. The truth is that pedestrians and motorists must share the road, which means sharing the right-of-way as needed. Overall, a pedestrian seems to have the right-of-way more often because a driver always has the duty to try to avoid hitting a pedestrian, even when that driver has the right-of-way.

With this said, a jaywalking pedestrian does not have the right-of-way, but that does not mean that a driver can hit them without consequence. Instead, jaywalking will greatly increase the pedestrian’s liability in the event of an accident, which will worsen their chances of getting full compensation for their injuries. Although, jaywalking does not automatically give the driver 0% liability, so a jaywalking pedestrian can sue a driver who hit them and win.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

As mentioned, the injuries suffered by a pedestrian in a collision with an automobile can be life-changing or life-threatening.

Injuries often suffered by pedestrians can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Paralysis or quadriplegia
  • Amputation

The amount of compensation you receive for your claim needs to reflect the severity and consequences of your injuries. You can sue for past and future medical bills and lost income. But you can also sue for compensation that reflects your pain, suffering, and hardships caused by permanent disabilities. These damages could be the most sizeable part of your claim, so we’ll be careful to calculate them accurately.

Work with an Award-Winning Law Firm

Call our pedestrian accident attorneys in Glendale at (818) 946-0608 to discuss your legal options with our team today. We prefer to get cases moving sooner than later, so we can work with evidence that is still relevant and accessible.

If you haven’t already, fill out an online contact form now to speak with our Glendale pedestrian accident lawyers.

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