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Pedestrian accidents


As a matter of law, all drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to one another: a driver must use reasonable care to avoid hitting a pedestrian and similarly, a pedestrian must use reasonable care to cross a street.


Unfortunately, thousands of innocent pedestrians are injured or killed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Kern county daily due to the fault of careless drivers. A majority of automobile accidents involving pedestrians result in severe personal injury and even death. Family members and friends of pedestrians involved in an automobile crash are often left traumatized and emotionally distressed due to the loss of a loved one.


It is not uncommon for pedestrians to be hit by drunk drivers, buses, trucks, and taxis. Pedestrian accidents most commonly occur when drivers fail to drive within posted speed limits, fail to stop at stop signs, use cell phones while driving, fail to yield the right of way to people walking on the road or fail to follow other common traffic laws.


Determining fault in a pedestrian accident is not a simple process. Generally, fault is determined by the negligence of the parties involved that caused the accident. Since California is a comparative negligence state, it is possible for more than one party to be found at fault for the accident. 


Insurance companies often try to escape liability by attempting to put the fault on the injured pedestrian. However, at the Law Office of Joseph A. Younes, we understand the challenges pedestrians face when prosecuting personal injury claims, and our knowledgeable team can guide you through your claim by locating potential witnesses, gathering evidence, and consulting with medical experts.


Our firm will assist you in getting the maximum recovery for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and other related costs resulting from your California pedestrian-car accident.

If you have sustained injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, you have the right to hold the guilty party responsible. Call us today at (818) 643-4999, or email us at to schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield pedestrian accident attorney.

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