Pedestrians are allowed by law to cross California streets. Even if pedestrians are not in an official crosswalk, drivers are not allowed to run them down. Despite these laws, many drivers seem to feel that the road belongs to them and them alone, and anyone else trying to use the road — including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists — must give them right of way. If you have been injured in a crosswalk accident, a powerful Sacramento personal injury lawyer from Eliot Reiner, APLC can advocate on your behalf and help you pursue justice for your suffering.
Countless clients have trusted our firm to handle their cases for the following reasons:
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal pedestrian accidents are one of the few categories of highway deaths that are actually increasing. In 2011, the number of pedestrian fatalities totaled 4,432. Crosswalk accidents tend to be more serious than other types of collisions as they pit fragile human beings against two-ton machines made of steel traveling at high speeds. Paralysis, multiple broken bones, severe lacerations, and head and brain trauma are just some of the negative outcomes.
Crosswalk accidents can be caused by any of the following:
If it can be proven that any of the above negligent actions caused your accident, you may be entitled to recover a wide range of monetary damages for your suffering. Our firm can help you file a claim in pursuit of compensation for losses related to lost wages, loss of earning potential, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and damaged property. If a loved one unfortunately passed away due to injuries sustained in a crosswalk accident, an additional wrongful death claim can be filed in pursuit of compensation for loss of personal relationship, funeral expenses, and lost future earnings. An attorney from our firm will evaluate your case at no cost to you and lay out an approach in pursuit of maximum compensation.
Nobody should have to deal with the consequences of a negligent driver’s actions on their own. At Eliot Reiner, APLC, we understand your suffering and are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time. Insurance company lawyers have come to fear our firm’s name due to our reputation of being prepared to win, with a total dollar figure that is often double or triple what other lawyers will settle for. If you or your child have been injured as a pedestrian, get the best help around.
Contact a Sacramento crosswalk accident lawyer from our firm today at (916) 778-3228.