Pedestrian Accidents

After a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to money for missed wages, medical expenses, future medical costs, and noneconomic damages.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Lancaster, CA

Pedestrian Accidents in the Antelope Valley

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a pedestrian in Lancaster, California or the surrounding area, Accident Attorneys is the place to turn. We have more than 75 years of combined experience serving clients throughout the Antelope Valley and are ready to use our skill to help you.

Don't risk the future of your case with the wrong firm; contact our office today to see what Accident Attorneys can do for your lawsuit or claim.

Pedestrian Laws in California

California Vehicle Code § 21950(a) states that:

The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

“Exercise Due Care” 

Additionally, the law requires drivers to "exercise due care" as they approach a pedestrian in a crosswalk. This includes slowing down or any other action needed to avoid harming the pedestrian. These rules apply to marked and unmarked pedestrian crossings.

This law does not allow pedestrians to enter a crosswalk without giving traffic enough time to slow down. According to CA V C § 21950(b), the pedestrian is responsible for his / her own safety as well.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4,200 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian-vehicle accidents in 2010. Statistically, pedestrians are 150% more likely to die in a traffic accident than vehicle occupants.

Common accident factors include:

  • Elderly pedestrians (19% of pedestrian deaths)
  • Children (one in five accidents)
  • Alcohol (47% of pedestrian fatalities involve alcohol impairment)

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help

At Accident Attorneys, we believe that careless drivers should be held responsible for the injuries that they cause. Motorists are required by the law to yield the right of way to pedestrians and take due care to avoid causing a serious accident. Contact our firm today to learn more about your rights after a serious pedestrian accident.

Do You Have Questions?

  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

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