Burbank Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Below the Verdugo Mountain lies a beautiful Burbank, cut off from Hollywood and yet still close to the fan-favorite attractions in Los Angeles. Burbank has two well known locations where residents and tourists alike gather to walk and enjoy all that Burbank has to offer. From the vintage-filled district along Magnolia Boulevard to the downtown district that follows San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank is filled with charm, history, and adventure for all ages. However, with so much foot traffic along busy streets, pedestrian accidents can be a problem for even the most cautious individuals. If you or someone you care for has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Burbank, the Burbank pedestrian accident lawyers at Walch Law wants to help you. Contact us TODAY for a free consultation regarding your accident.Pedestrian Right of Way in Burbank
Any individual who is walking is considered a pedestrian. Also included are people that use skateboards, scooters, or wheelchairs fall under the pedestrian category. Besides those that use a traditional bicycle, most people moving around outside are considered pedestrians.
A common misunderstanding is that the pedestrian always has the right of way. In California, however, pedestrians must utilize designated crosswalks when stepping onto the road. Drivers have the responsibility to exercise reasonable judgement and caution when driving, especially around crossing areas. They also have an obligation to help keep Burbank pedestrians safe. Pedestrian accidents can occur in a variety of locations, including inside crosswalks, on roads without crosswalks, on sidewalks, driveways, and a number of other locations where cars and people interact in a close proximity to one another.Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Accidents involving pedestrians are particularly dangerous for the pedestrian. This is because the accident usually involves the collision of a car made out of metal that weighs hundreds of pounds traveling at a high speed, and a human without any form of protection. Furthermore, individuals inside the car at the time of the accident have additional protection, including seatbelts and airbags. For this reason, pedestrians are always disadvantaged when involved in an accident with a car.
Common pedestrian injuries from an accident with a vehicle include:
- Bruising and lacerations
- Paralysis, and
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, Walch Law wants to help you recover everything that you deserve.
Establishing Liability In A Pedestrian Accident Injury
When trying to determine who was the responsible party in an injury lawsuit from a pedestrian accident, the victim must prove the following three elements to recover financially:
- The conductor of the vehicle should have exercised a level of care towards the pedestrian;
- Due to negligence*, the driver did not exercise the required level of care towards the pedestrian; and
- This negligence on the part of the driver caused an injury to the pedestrian.
*Some of the ways that drivers can be found to be negligent include if the driver fails to yield at a traffic light or sign, is driving distracted, is driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or if the driver is found speeding at the time of the accident.
Pedestrian victims of hit and run incidents are subject to additional frustration in an already complex situation. With that in mind, these victims still have access to legal means that can be pursued, despite not knowing who was responsible for your injury. Your own insurance provider has coverage for you in situations similar to the one that you are currently in. Though your insurance company should be on your team, the process of seeking this specific coverage is complex, which is why our attorneys want to help you. We will fight for your case so that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Call us TODAY for a free consultation!Contact a Burbank Pedestrian Accident Lawyer TODAY
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident that resulted in an injury to you or someone that you love, we want to help you with your case. You can contact one of our seasoned pedestrian accident attorneys TODAY for a confidential and complimentary consultation regarding your case. Our firm works on contingency fees, which means that you make NO payments unless we WIN your case! If we win, your costs will usually come from the other parties’ insurance provider, and not from your personal wallet. Reach out to us NOW at 866-INJURY2 [866-465-8792], or contact us online at https://www.walchlaw.com/.