California Pedestrian Injury Accidents
- If you have already been involved in a pedestrian injury accident in the State of California, we highly recommend that you stop reading right now, and call our law firm for a free telephone consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1. We will tell you over the telephone if we think that you have a case and whether we can help you.
- If we believe we can help you, and you decide to retain us, we can then send our investigator to you with all of the legal forms necessary for you to retain our law firm.
- If you do not have medical insurance or a medical provider, we can immediately refer you to an appropriate doctor near you for medical treatment. (Yes, even if you do not have medical insurance)
- Yes, this can all be accomplished with one phone call to our law firm. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you.
General Information about California Pedestrian Injury Accidents
A pedestrian is ordinarily a person walking on city streets, sidewalks, or on private property.
Pedestrian accidents relating to slip and falls and or trip and falls are covered in the premises liability section of this web site.
Thousands of people are killed each year, while walking.
Pedestrian accident cases can involve persons who are hit by cars, motorcycles, bicycles, other motor vehicles, or even other pedestrians while walking.
In the state of California, motor vehicles are by law supposed to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Furthermore, motor vehicles are supposed to stop while a pedestrian is walking in a designated crosswalk.
All cars and other motor vehicles are also supposed to stop when a school bus is stopped with red lights flashing in the back.
Pedestrians do have a duty of due care in that the law will not protect them if they suddenly dart or run into traffic.
Accidents involving pedestrians versus motor vehicles usually result in catastrophic injuries to the pedestrian.
We have successfully handled many Pedestrian Injury Accident cases.
The Pedestrian Accident Lawyers and Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at The Law offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates handle most types of pedestrian accidents.
If you have suffered a pedestrian type of accident, and are injured as a result, we always recommend that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you are able, try to get the identification of the person who hit you.
By law, if a person in a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, they are supposed to stop an exchange identification and insurance information.
Often times pedestrians who were injured due to being hit by a car or other motor vehicle, have suffered such severe injuries that they are unable to obtain the identification and our motor vehicle information of the person that hit them.
If you can, ask any bystander to call 911 for you. We always recommend that either you or another person call the police.
It is very important for you to try to get the police on the scene of the accident, so that they can prepare an accident report.
Furthermore, ask any bystander that may be able to assist you, to take down the identification, and insurance information of the person who hit you.
We further recommend you try to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any and all witnesses that may have seen the accident.
It is imperative that you call our Pedestrian Accident law firm, as soon as possible if you have suffered a pedestrian type of accident. For a free consultation call our law firm at (800) 816-1529, Ext.1.