Whether you walk for exercise or to commute to and from your destination, you have the right to a safe roadway. No one thinks they will be involved in a pedestrian accident, but unfortunately in recent years a pedestrian was killed every 81 minutes and injured every 10 minutes in traffic accidents. Most of these accidents can be traced back to a driver ignoring a pedestrians right to a safe roadway.
If you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident, our team of San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help. From the first phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard for you every step of the way. Call (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Following a pedestrian accident, it is to your benefit to speak with an experienced San Jose pedestrian accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and are knowledgeable in California accident law. When you choose The Barnes Firm, you can be assured our attorneys will:
If you have been injured by the negligence of a driver, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 to find out what your case may be worth. Even if you don’t think you have a case, our team of San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys will help you understand your rights and options to help you make an informed decision on how to proceed.
Depending on the severity of your accident, pedestrian accidents can result in a range of injuries, including:
It is important for pedestrians who have been involved in an accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries, such as head injuries, may not immediately be apparent and can have serious long-term consequences if not properly treated.
There are many factors that can contribute to pedestrian accidents. Our team of San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers have found that the most common causes include:
It is important for both drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and to follow traffic laws to prevent accidents. However, even the safest pedestrian may end up being hit by a negligent motorist. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, call The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation at (800) 800-0000.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to take the following steps to protect yourself and your legal rights.
In San Jose and throughout the State of California, the liability for a pedestrian accident depends on the specific circumstances of the accident. If the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk or at an intersection with a traffic signal, the driver of the vehicle is generally considered to be at fault.
However, if the pedestrian was crossing the street outside a marked crosswalk or outside of an intersection, liability may be shared between the pedestrian and the driver. In these cases, the pedestrian may be found to be partially at fault for the accident.
In order to determine liability in a pedestrian accident, our team of San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm will investigate the circumstances of the accident, including any traffic laws that were violated, the actions of the pedestrian and the driver, and the visibility and road conditions at the time of the accident.
It is important to note that California follows a pure comparative negligence rule, which means that liability can be shared between both parties based on their relative fault. For example, if the driver is found to be 70% at fault and the pedestrian is found to be 30% at fault, the driver would be liable for 70% of the damages and the pedestrian would be liable for the remaining 30%.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident in or near San Jose, our attorneys at The Barnes Firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your damages, including:
In order to recover damages, you will need to prove that the driver was negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries. Our team of knowledgeable San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm can help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim and will negotiate with the driver’s insurance company on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident in San Jose or the Bay Area, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. From the initial phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard for you every step of the way.
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