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Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Representing the Injured Throughout California

As a pedestrian, you are likely quite careful when you walk around town. However, even if you look both ways every time you cross the street and only cross on legal crosswalks, this does not mean that drivers take the same precautions.

When a driver hits an unprotected individual, they can cause very serious and life-threatening injuries, depending on their speed. Our experienced and caring Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers at Omega Law Group, PC can help you after you have been hurt due to driver negligence.

A few of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drivers turning with no signal
  • Drivers turning illegally
  • Drivers running stop signs
  • Drivers running stop lights
  • Drivers who are distracted
  • Drivers who are drunk or drugged

Compassionate Personal Injury Firm

After you have been involved in a serious accident, the last thing you want to think about is dealing with insurance companies or a lawsuit. This is where having a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer to represent you becomes important.

We want you to concentrate on healing while we take care of the complex aspects of the suit. Our firm is so passionate about helping the injured seek justice that we work on contingency fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay us unless we recover damages.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

A car has an obvious size and weight advantage over a vulnerable pedestrian. As such, pedestrians often suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries in the event of a crash. While motor vehicle drivers and passengers have seat belts, airbags, and a metal chassis to protect them in the event of a collision, pedestrians are completely exposed and can suffer a wide range of severe injuries even at low speeds.

Some of the most common types of pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Amputations
  • Lacerations

California Pedestrian Right of Way Laws

We were all taught as children to look both ways before crossing the street. With that being said, just because a pedestrian was careful does not always absolve them from sharing any fault in the event of an accident. Drivers have a responsibility to look out for pedestrians, but pedestrians also have a duty to cross safely and in accordance with California's right of way laws.

California's Vehicle Code specifies that drivers must adhere to the following laws in respect to pedestrians:

  • Drivers must yield to crossing pedestrians within marked crosswalks as well as unmarked crosswalks at intersections.
  • Drivers must not pass stopped vehicles at crosswalks, as the stopped vehicle may be allowing a pedestrian cross.
  • Drivers may only drive on the sidewalk to enter or exit a garage or alleyway, and they must still yield to pedestrians when doing so.
  • Drivers must not stop in a crosswalk, as this puts pedestrians who have to walk around the vehicle at risk.
  • Pedestrians are prohibited from jaywalking and may be held liable for collisions caused by drivers attempting to avoid jaywalkers.

While these laws may absolve drivers from criminal wrongdoing, they do not completely eliminate fault in the event of a crash. Drivers must still exercise due care to avoid hitting a pedestrian even if they are crossing illegally. Likewise, pedestrians cannot suddenly step off a curb if there are cars nearby or otherwise stop in the middle of an intersection and obstruct traffic even if they have the right of way. Both drivers and pedestrians must be aware of their surroundings and act accordingly.

Decades of Combined Experience

Our knowledgeable Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys have the experience you need on your side to navigate a lawsuit. Even if you believe you have grounds for a case, it can be complex and time consuming to file a suit.

We want you and your family to rest assured that we have the resources and knowledge to fight for a fair recovery on your behalf. Because our team of lawyers is family, we treat our clients as if they were part of our family, too.

Contact us today at (310) 504-1852 to set up a free case consultation with one of our caring lawyers.

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