Palmdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Palmdale, California, is one of the most picturesque places within the entire state. The city is bordered on the south by the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains. On its eastern border, the Santa Susana Mountains can be found. For those that prefer the beach, Palmdale is a little over an hour away from California’s most exquisite beaches. This makes Palmdale the perfect place for many residents and vacationers alike to visit and explore.
With so many people traveling on the roads of Palmdale, pedestrian accidents are common within the city, even when people exercise extreme caution. If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Palmdale, Walch Law can help you. We have the expertise and experience necessary for you to WIN your case. Visit our website to learn more!Palmdale Pedestrian Right of Way
Most individuals that are not in a car, on a motorcycle, or on a bike are considered to be pedestrians. Pedestrians include people using scooters, wheelchairs, skateboards, and rollerblades. A pedestrian can be found while crossing a street, moving on the side of a street, or on the curb preparing to cross a street.
Many people mistakenly believe that the pedestrian always has the right of way in the road. California laws clarify that both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to keep one another safe. Pedestrians must use appropriate crosswalks when crossing the street, and must obey local traffic rules. Drivers have a similar duty to obey traffic signals, especially those related to pedestrian safety (such as stop signs, red lights, and yield to pedestrian signs).
The most common location of pedestrian accidents in Palmdale is at red lights when drivers are trying to turn right. This is usually when pedestrians have the right of way, yet drivers commonly look for oncoming traffic before turning, forgetting to check the other direction for any pedestrians. Other common accidents happen when pedestrians are within crosswalks elsewhere, on roads that do not have a crosswalk, and driveways.Liability in a Pedestrian Accident
Depending on the circumstances, it can be difficult to establish liability in a pedestrian accident. To recover financially, the victim of a pedestrian accident must establish the following three elements:
1. The driver of the car had a duty of care to the pedestrian at the time of the accident;
2. The driver failed to exercise this level of care; and
3. This failure on the part of the driver caused one or more injuries to the pedestrian.
Our attorneys at Walch Law want to help you establish these criteria and WIN your case. With over 45 years of experience, we know how to gather the evidence, and use it to help you recover financially!Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, it is crucial to call the police as soon as possible. Describe in detail as much information as you remember, including the make and model of the car, and the license plate if you can remember it.
It is also important for you to know that your personal insurance provider has policy coverage for situations just like yours, and that you can still recover financially, even if you cannot identify who injured you from a hit and run accident.
Dealing with your own insurance company can be complicated. Seeking damages from your accident can feel like you are attacking your insurance company, but know that it is simply seeking compensation from a policy that you pay for monthly. However, this process can be complex, especially while trying to recover for your injury. Our lawyers want to help you through this, so that you can get the compensation that you deserve!Find an Experienced Palmdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer TODAY
If you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, or with a pedestrian, Walch Law can help you. We have successfully handled thousands of personal injury claims associated with pedestrian accidents in Palmdale and throughout California. We want to help you to maximize your recovery and be able to focus on your injuries. Visit our website or call us at 866-INJURY2 [866-465-8792] to speak with an experienced Palmdale pedestrian accident lawyer for FREE and to learn more about what services we can provide for you! We are available 24/7 and look forward to talking to you about your case.