San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
In 1853, the notable city of San Bernardino, California was founded. Since then, the city has flourished and grown into the 17th largest city in California. Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, this city is home to just over 215,000 people. Its contagious atmosphere brings people from all over the country to come and see what this historical town has to offer. From downtown museums to the San Manuel Stadium, San Bernardino has plenty to offer for everyone.
With so much to do within the boundaries of San Bernardino, many people are found quickly moving throughout the city. It is not a surprise, therefore, that pedestrian accidents are commonly found in the city. Even when drivers and pedestrians alike exercise extreme caution, these accidents happen. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident, Walch Law is the law firm for you! We have the experience necessary to maximize your compensation and help you on your road to recovery. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we provide and what we can do for you!Understanding Pedestrian Right-of-Way
A common misunderstanding is that pedestrians always have the right-of-way when crossing the road. However, to be legally protected, pedestrians have a responsibility to cross the road safely by following laws similar to drivers. Pedestrians must utilize crosswalks and wait until they are signaled to cross at major intersections. Pedestrians are subject to all of San Bernardino’s local laws when walking across the road. Drivers of cars have a similar responsibility to be aware of pedestrians, and to obey traffic rules.
Almost anyone along the street that is not in a car or on a traditional bicycle is considered a pedestrian in the state of California. Along with walking and running, this includes individuals using skateboards, scooters, wheelchairs, hoverboards, and rollerblades. Pedestrians are individuals crossing the street, waiting on a curb, or moving alongside a street.
One of the more common incidents of pedestrians being hit is when a car is at a red light, trying to turn right. The driver often looks towards oncoming traffic and away from the crosswalk they are about to turn into. This quickly becomes problematic when pedestrians are given the right-of-way by a signal at the traffic stop and enter the crosswalk. Other common locations for pedestrian accidents are driveways, four way stop signs, and roads without a crosswalk.
To find out more about pedestrian right-of-way in San Bernardino, contact one of our attorneys today! They can help you establish whether or not you had the right-of-way when you were hit, and how much you could potentially recover for your injuries. Call our office now!Pedestrian Accident Liability
Determining liability in a pedestrian accident is critical when trying to seek financial compensation for your injury. To successfully recover financially, the victim of a pedestrian accident must establish (1) the driver had a standard of care to the pedestrian when the accident occurred, (2) the driver did not exercise the required care towards the pedestrian, and (3) this failure caused injury to the pedestrian.
Our attorneys can help you establish the necessary elements required to WIN your claim. We have the experience required to maximize your compensation and help you to move forward from your accident. Even if you were involved in a hit and run pedestrian accident in San Bernardino, you can still recover financially! Whatever the details are from your specific accident, we have winning San Bernardino pedestrian accident lawyers that will guide you though every aspect of your case.Contact a Winning San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you have been in an accident with a pedestrian, or hit as a pedestrian, Walch Law wants to help you. We have put millions of dollars back in our clients’ hands after their accidents and have expert attorneys that want to maximize your compensation as well. We have successfully won thousands of personal injury claims dealing with pedestrian accidents in San Bernardino, and throughout the state. Call our office at 866-INJURY2 [866-465-8792] or visit our website to speak with a winning San Bernardino pedestrian accident lawyer now! You should be able to focus on your physical recover and not have to worry about trying to navigate through dense legal paperwork. We want to do the hard work in your case so you don’t have to. You pay NOTHING until we win your case, and even then, most of your expenses come from the party responsible for the accident. Call us today!