Unlike drivers of motor vehicles, pedestrians have no protection when they are involved in a pedestrian accident. When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, they can suffer severe or life-threatening injuries, which may yield high medical costs, lost wages and other damages.
The San Bernardino lifestyle includes walking and running in and around the area for both recreation and transportation. The temperate weather finds many people outdoors, and pedestrian accidents can be common.
A pedestrian accident is many times due to driver distraction, and can result in catastrophic injuries. Avrek Law Firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys in San Bernardino can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your damages.
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Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In the state of California, pedestrians have the right of way to cross an intersection or crosswalk. However, that does not mean they are safe to cross a street or intersection when they choose to do so. A pedestrian can cause an accident by failing to cautiously cross a roadway, but driver’s negligence is more often to blame for a pedestrian accident. Driver negligence can include:
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
Pedestrian injuries in an accident with a motor vehicle can be devastating. If you suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, consider consulting a lawyer with expertise in this type of accident.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
When you have been involved in a local pedestrian accident and sustain serious injury, the driver’s insurance may not sufficiently cover your medical expenses and other related costs. Avrek Law Firm’s San Bernardino pedestrian accident attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in representing victims of pedestrian accidents, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
We proudly serve San Bernardino and the surrounding areas, including Riverside, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Los Angeles. To discuss the details of your claim in a free case review, call our office or complete the online form.