Pedestrian Accident Attorney in 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.
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 Liability
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)
We Serve Clients in Lancaster & Antelope Valley
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.
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