Understanding the law
Pedestrian accidents in California fall under personal injury law, which covers all physical and psychological injuries caused by negligent or intentional conduct. The victim has the right to bring a lawsuit to civil court against the person or entity that caused his or her injuries. So, if you’re hit while walking alongside or crossing the street, you have options.
In a pedestrian accident, this may be the driver of the car or truck that struck the pedestrian, especially in the case of crosswalk accidents. It may also be the manufacturer of a defective product that caused a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle, or a municipal authority for poorly designed or maintained sidewalks, crosswalks or roadways.
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A pedestrian accident is likely to cause serious injury, most often to the pedestrian as opposed to the driver of a car, truck, SUV or other motor vehicle. The pedestrian has no protection against injury in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle that was speeding or failed to yield. The serious injuries in a pedestrian accident may make these claims more difficult. But our law firm has the resources and experience to properly handle your case nonetheless. We often work with private investigators, accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals and expert witnesses to fully investigate these matters and build strong cases on our clients' behalf.
In addition to establishing what caused the accident and who should be held accountable, your Walnut Creek injury attorney will need to establish what your case should be worth based upon the extent of injuries, medical bills, the impact of your injuries on you now and in the future, and various other factors.
By properly handling your pedestrian accident claim, Clancy & Diaz, LLP can help you face a brighter future - even if you were seriously injured. Our law firm offers a free case evaluation, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact a Walnut Creek pedestrian accident lawyer at our law firm to learn about your legal options. Call us today at (925) 835-7500.