Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

As one of the largest cities in the United States, millions of people walk the streets of Los Angeles each year. Pedestrians should feel safe when walking streets and roadways, but unfortunately, careless drivers cause thousands of pedestrians to be injured each year. In recent years, there were more than 14,000 pedestrian injuries and over 800 pedestrian fatalities as a result of California pedestrian accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you can be assured our team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers will work hard on your behalf to get you the best result possible. With decades of experience, our team of attorneys are knowledgeable in California pedestrian accident law and would be honored to put those skills to work for you. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident?

When an accident occurs, pedestrians tend to suffer more severe injuries as they have no protection. These injuries can require surgery, physical therapy, and life-long treatments. After any accident, insurance companies are often very difficult to work with and will try to reduce the value of your claim or deny it entirely. You should not have to pay for another person’s negligence. When you hire a trusted pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm, you can be assured we will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your claim to fully assess who is at fault, and what damages can be recovered. We will negotiate with the insurance companies and take your case to trial, if necessary.


Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

In recent years, there were 257 pedestrian fatalities in Los Angeles County, the highest in all of California. Our experienced team of pedestrian accident lawyers have successfully helped thousands of pedestrian accident victims. While handling these cases, we have found the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Disregard of traffic laws
  • Driving under the influence
  • Backing up unsafely
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe or illegal turns
  • Road hazards

No matter the cause of your accident, if you were injured by a negligent driver, you are entitled to receive compensation for damages. Our team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions and will work hard to help you get the best result possible. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.

California Pedestrian Laws

California has guidelines and regulations put in place to protect pedestrians. Some of the most important California pedestrian laws include:

Vehicle Code 21950 outlines California crosswalk and pedestrian laws. This states that vehicles must yield right of way to a pedestrian crossing the road within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Pedestrians must practice care. Pedestrians cannot suddenly step off the curb or walk or run into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Pedestrians also cannot unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while crossing the street.

Vehicle Code 21955 indicates if a crosswalk is present, pedestrians must stay within the crosswalk when crossing at an intersection.

Vehicle Code 21456 states pedestrians must follow pedestrian control signals.

  • Pedestrians may cross when the signal shows a walking person or says “WALK.”
  • When a signal shows a blinking upraised hand, “WAIT,” or “DON’T WALK” with a countdown, the pedestrian must complete crossing the street before the countdown ends.
  • Pedestrians may not cross when the signal shows an upraised hand, “WAIT,” or “DON’T WALK” with no countdown present.

Vehicle Code 21954 allows pedestrians to cross the street not in a marked crosswalk or intersection; however, pedestrians must yield right-of-way to vehicles in this case. Pedestrians cannot cross in front of a vehicle close enough to be an “immediate hazard.”

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Who is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

Determining who is responsible for a pedestrian accident will be based on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the California vehicle codes listed above. In some cases, both the driver and the pedestrian can be found to be negligent in the accident. Under California’s comparative fault rules, even if the pedestrian is partially at-fault, they can still collect damages for the accident.

When you choose The Barnes Firm, our team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys will launch a full investigation into your accident and the circumstances surrounding it to determine who is responsible. After a California pedestrian accident, you only have two years from the date the accident occurred or the date the injuries were discovered to file a claim. We will fight to help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. Call (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation today.

Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents

It is estimated that pedestrian accidents account for over 100,000 emergency room visits each year. Some of the most common injuries caused by pedestrian accidents include:

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Symptoms and injuries may take days or weeks to appear following an accident, however, visiting a medical professional can help diagnose and treat these injuries quicker. Remember to keep any medical records or bills you may receive as these can be important in a pedestrian accident claim.

What to do if You’ve Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

Being involved in a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic experience. Our experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers advise taking the following steps after being injured in a pedestrian accident:

  • Move yourself to safety. If you can, move yourself off the road to avoid further accidents.
  • Call 911. Report the accident to the police and request an ambulance.
  • Collect evidence from the scene. This includes:
    • Insurance information from all parties involved
    • Witness statements
    • Copy of the police report
    • Photo and video of the accident scene and injuries sustained
  • Seek medical attention. A doctor can help you identify and treat any injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.
  • Contact a trusted pedestrian accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Damages to Recover After a Pedestrian Accident

Our team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers have successfully recovered compensation for the following losses for clients injured in pedestrian accidents:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost future earnings
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • And more…

If you suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation. The Barnes Firm can help you do that. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to find out what your case may be worth.

Work With an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at The Barnes Firm

At The Barnes Firm, we know how difficult the time following an accident can be and are here to help you get through it all. We are dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible and we will work hard to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries, while you focus on what is most important – your health and your recovery.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


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