Walking is a healthy alternative to driving your car – you’re outside in the fresh air and you aren’t contributing to pollution caused by automobiles. However, a downside of walking in a busy city, like Oakland, is the risk of being injured in a pedestrian accident. In California, pedestrians have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks, yet more than 20% of California traffic fatalities result in pedestrian deaths.
Often caused by the negligence of motor vehicle driver, a pedestrian accident is many times a result of driver distraction, and can result in catastrophic injuries. Avrek Law Firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers in Oakland can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
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What causes Oakland pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrians have the right of way, but that does not always mean they are safe to cross a street or intersection. In the case of an accident, pedestrians have the least amount of physical protection while on the road and face a high chance of injury when in an accident with a vehicle.
A pedestrian can certainly cause an accident by failing to cautiously cross a roadway, but driver’s negligence is more often to blame. Driver negligence can include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Pedestrian visibility
Pedestrian injuries in an accident with a motor vehicle can be life-threatening, and damages can include high medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Get the Help You Need After a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating to those involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in a local pedestrian accident, contacting a knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer in Oakland is critical to the outcome of your accident claim.
Avrek Law Firm’s Oakland pedestrian accident attorneys fight to recover the maximum compensation for victim’s accident injuries and damages. We proudly serve Oakland and the surrounding areas, including San Francisco, and offer a free case consultation to discuss each victim’s claim. For a free case review, call our office today or fill out the online form today!