Long Beach Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Discuss Compensation

Get Legal Help for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic in nature. The human body, when completely exposed, cannot take the impact of a motor vehicle in motion, which involves an immense amount of force. That is why even a slow vehicle can cause serious injuries to a pedestrian. To prevent such accidents, both motorists and pedestrians are expected to abide by certain rules and regulations of the road. Although car-pedestrian collisions are occasionally caused by reckless and/or negligent actions on the part of the pedestrian, the motorist is more often at fault.

As a pedestrian accident victim, you are likely getting assailed by the costs associated with recovery. If another party was at fault, you should not have to pay for the damages. Get the compensation you deserve by bringing a Long Beach personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. However, you should first get in touch with The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, who is highly reputable in the southern California area. Call his office at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free (888) 454-5569.

Pedestrian Right of Way Laws in Long Beach

Since pedestrians are much more vulnerable to injury than motorists, the state for the most part places the burden of responsibility on drivers through established right of way laws, which include the following:

Pedestrians restrict their movements to crosswalks, sidewalks, and other safe areas in order to stay safe. They should also wear bright clothing when it gets dark, remain in areas with adequate lighting, and make eye contact with motorists before crossing a roadway. Walking while distracted or impaired is dangerous and strongly advised against.

Common Types and Locations of Injuries

There are differences between injuries sustained by pedestrians struck by vehicles and people in car accidents.

Pedestrians are most likely to sustain injuries to the head and lower body, especially when the accident results in death. Cuts and scrapes are common, as are broken bones and damage to internal organs. Some of the most common injuries in a pedestrian accident include:

Fatality in a Pedestrian Accident

Due to the exposed nature of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, fatalities are a real possibility. Even at low speeds, the size and mass of a car or truck can do incredible damage to a person. Injuries to the head are often the cause of a death, since brain damage and severe bleeding follow a traumatic head injury. When such a tragedy occurs in a pedestrian accident, it is even more important that those responsible be held accountable for any negligence.

Establishing Liability in a Pedestrian Accident Injury Case

In order to prove liability in your claim as a pedestrian accident victim, you must provide ample evidence of the other party's fault in the incident. Collect all materials and aspects of your accident, including a police and medical report, photos of the accident site and relevant damages, witness statements, expert testimony, etc. A qualified Long Beach pedestrian injury lawyer should be able to help you with this process and ensure you have a claim that can hold up in court.

Hit-and-Run Cases

Hit-and-run laws in California apply to any accident in which a vehicle was involved. A driver involved in a pedestrian accident, no matter whose fault it was, must remain at the scene and provide his or her identity to others involved. Even if the pedestrian does not seem injured, the driver is required to remain at the scene and give the pedestrian necessary information. If someone is injured or dies due to an accident, and the driver leaves the scene, he or she may be charged with a felony.

Dedicated Legal Representation from our Long Beach Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

Contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV and one of our knowledgeable Long Beach car accident attorneys will provide you with a free, comprehensive consultation. Learn more about your rights and legal options and call us at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free (888) 454-5569.

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