Walking is healthy, green, and fun. But sadly, it’s sometimes dangerous. Each year, thousands of Californian pedestrians are killed or injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. Many of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. Drivers must at all times exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.”
If they don’t — say, they’re distracted, disobey a traffic signal or disregard the weather conditions — their actions are considered negligent and they can be held liable for any resulting injury. It’s also important to note that a driver must exercise even greater care when children are present.
Pedestrians might also be injured as a result of substandard property maintenance. In these cases, the owner of the property where the injury took place may be responsible. If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident, I can help you find your way through the obstacle course that no doubt will be set up by the insurance company of the driver or property owner involved. Call me as soon as possible so we can begin working toward a full and fair compensation.