The State of California Has the Largest Amount of Pedestrian Accidents in the United States That Result in Fatalities
Pedestrians always have the right of way, but while it is always legal to walk, it may not always be safe to walk.
Pedestrian/Automobile accidents are terribly common and often disastrous. A human walking down a road has almost no protection against vehicles operated by potentially negligent drivers. Catastrophic injuries can be expected in a pedestrian/automobile accident. Medical bills, loss of work, and time in recovery can all have a significant impact on the victim’s quality of life. For these reasons, the attorneys at Abogados Campeones will do our very best to maximize your settlement and get you back on your feet soon.
Don’t Settle for Less
Following a pedestrian accident, insurance companies will likely offer you a quick settlement, which represents a mere fraction of what you deserve. In the state of California, the driver in a pedestrian accident is considered to have the “last clear chance” to prevent an accident, since pedestrians have the right of way. For this reason, insurance companies are unlikely to want to litigate, since they will be coming from a weak position.
We urge our clients not to accept small settlements following a pedestrian accident injury. Instead, allow us to negotiate on your behalf. At the moment it may sound appealing to have your medical bills covered, but what about future missed work? Rehabilitation? Pain and suffering? If you trust us with your case, we promise to maximize your claim and to get you the best care available.
Staying Safe As A Pedestrian:
Pedestrians may always have the right of way, but that does not mean that it is safe to walk just anywhere. In order to limit your possibility of personal injury, avoid areas of dense or speedy traffic, and pay close attention whenever you are walking in close proximity to cars. Inattention is often the cause of pedestrian accidents, so remain aware of your surroundings and take care to avoid injury. The best way to handle a pedestrian accident lawsuit is to avoid one entirely!
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