Pedestrian accidents are among the most destructive categories of accidents that occur in Los Angeles. They nearly always end in severe or fatal injuries for victims. If you or someone close to you has recently been involved in a pedestrian accident, an attorney from Khachikyan Law Firm, APC can assist you in your fight for compensation owed to you and your family. We understand what's necessary to ensure financial recovery for these life-changing circumstances. Call us today for your 100% free consultation with our team at Khachikyan Law Firm, APC.

Why Should I trust Khachikyan Law Firm, APC. In Representing Me And My Claim?

  • Our attorneys are fully committed to trying our best to influence the improvement of the laws that apply to pedestrian accident cases as well as the method in which insurance companies manage them.
  • Our team of Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers offer legal guidance and representation for pedestrian accident claims on a contingency fee basis. Meaning you will not be charged a thing until your case is a success.

California Pedestrian Laws

Every driver on the road has a responsibility to abide by California’s pedestrian laws. Pedestrians in the state of California do not automatically have the right-of-way when crossing the street, according to California Law Section 21950. Drivers are required to know and comply with pedestrian laws, maintain adequate awareness, and give the right-of-way when necessary. Pedestrians also need to be aware of and obey these rules to decrease any risk of an accident.

A driver having the right-of-way does not lessen the duty of a driver or pedestrian to exercise due care for the safety of other people. Drivers must always exercise caution to avoid an accident. If a driver breaks one of California’s pedestrian laws and is the cause of an accident, the person in question will most likely be liable for damages.

Common Reasons Behind The Cause Of Pedestrian Accidents In Los Angeles

In most cases pedestrian accidents are avoidable. They tend to occur when one or multiple parties are driving negligently. Negligence in personal injury law is when the liable party acts in a careless way that causes injury to others. If a driver is negligent while operating a vehicle, the individual in question may crash into a pedestrian. Determining the cause of a pedestrian accident in LA is the first task that must be completed during a claim for financial recovery of damages.

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while intoxicated or in an irresponsible manner
  • Passing red lights and stop signs
  • Driving in reverse without looking back
  • Speeding through a school zone
  • Buses or trucks driving too close to a sidewalk
  • Passing at a crosswalk in a dangerous manner
  • Failure to give the right-of-way at an intersection
  • Pedestrians walking or crossing while distracted by cell phones or other devices
  • Jaywalking
  • Walking while inebriated
  • Children running into the street

Mistakes on the driver's end are the number one source of pedestrian accidents in California. Drivers are legally obligated to pay attention to the road, be aware of all surroundings and comply with the state of California’s pedestrian laws. If a driver fails to comply with any of these responsibilities resulting in a pedestrian's injury or wrongful death, the driver will be held accountable.

Who Is Considered Liable For A Pedestrian Accident?

Liability is a legal term for responsibility. When discussing personal injury law, liability refers to both legal and financial accountability for a victim’s damages. Damages represent both economic and non-economic loss suffered by the victim in question. Allocating liability in a pedestrian accident case in California requires examination of who or what was the cause of the accident.

California is a fault-based car accident state. After a pedestrian accident takes place in Los Angeles, the injured party should pursue financial recovery from the party at fault. The driver responsible for the pedestrian accident will likely be at fault for the damages. Your Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at Khachikyan Law Firm, APC can assist you in building a case against the driver or any other party based on the facts at hand.  

Holding a driver responsible for damages may require a full investigation from a law firm. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys can revisit the scene of the accident, assist you in gathering evidence, and acquire copies of police reports to build a case against all accountable parties in pursuit of recovery of damages. Start the process of filing your claim by giving us a call today or visiting our Los Angeles office.

Proving Negligence Of A Driver In A Pedestrian Accident Claim

Negligence is almost always the cause of a pedestrian accident lawsuit. If someone behaves negligently while driving, and causes a pedestrian accident, the party in question is required to pay for injuries related as well as any other damages. Nonetheless, the injured must prove his or her case against the defendant.

Necessary evidence needed to prove negligence in a pedestrian accident claim includes police reports, statements from eyewitnesses, photographs, videos, and medical records. A Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer from our team at Khachikyan Law Firm, APC can assist you in the collection of evidence following a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles.

Contact A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer From Khachikyan Law Firm, APC In Los Angeles Today 

It is never a wise idea to wait to speak to an attorney after a serious pedestrian accident has occurred. Contact one of our attorneys as soon as you are able to avoid missing a crucial deadline, such as California’s statute of limitations. We are available around the clock to take calls from any and all potential clients.

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