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What Counts as a Pedestrian Accident?

  • Pedestrian accidents involve any accident where a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle in the road, on the sidewalk, or in some other public space. Although there are instances when the pedestrian can be at fault for causing such an accident, usually the driver is at fault because pedestrians have the right of way.

    Most states require drivers to be alert at all times when behind the wheel of their vehicles, so even if a pedestrian isn’t in a crosswalk, the driver is typically held liable for the crash. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, a lawyer will be a key resource in ensuring you receive compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.

    At Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP, our lawyers are experienced in handling pedestrian accidents. We can walk you through the legal process and negotiate on your behalf so the negligent party is held accountable and you can recover without the financial burden of your injuries on your shoulders.

    The Most Common Victims

    Nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year by motor vehicles in the U.S., and the most common victims in these accidents are young children and the elderly. Drivers are causing these accidents because they are distracted behind the wheel, driving under the influence, or not following the rules of the road.

    For those that survive pedestrian accidents, the injuries are typically severe. Broken bones, spinal damage, and traumatic brain injuries can leave victims incapable of returning to life as they once knew it.

    Reach Out to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

    It’s unfortunate that walking across the road has become something for people to fear. Dealing with the injuries from a pedestrian accident can be difficult, but you shouldn’t have to worry about compensation on top of your physical and emotional suffering. At Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP, we’re here to ensure you recover without financial stress.

    If you’re ready to discuss your claim in more detail with a California pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm, contact us today for a free consultation. You can call us at 1-844-404-2400 or visit our website for more information.