What Should I Know About Pedestrian Accidents in California?

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As you may know, pedestrian accidents are among the most gruesome type of accidents involving motor vehicles, though unfortunately, they are also far from rare. If you are someone who was struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you’re most likely now seeking compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Read on and reach out to a seasoned San Mateo County, California pedestrian accident lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how a dedicated legal team can help you get the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can occur for several reasons. In most cases, however, they are entirely preventable, as they are a result of negligence. Though pedestrians and drivers are both responsible for obeying the rules and regulations of the road, these accidents are more often caused by careless drivers and dangerous road conditions than they are by negligent pedestrians. Some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:

  • Texting while driving
  • Dim lighting
  • Overgrown vegetation
  • Slippery road surfaces
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Failing to stop at crosswalks
  • Failing to pay attention to traffic lights or signs

How can I recover compensation for an injury sustained as a pedestrian?

If you were injured as a pedestrian, you and your attorney will have to gather and present evidence to prove you were hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Common valuable forms of evidence can include pictures of the accident or its aftermath, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness testimony, medical documentation, and more. Our firm is here to help you collect this evidence and satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. You just need to speak with us so we can get started fighting for you.

Can I wait to file a personal injury claim in California?

In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years. This means you’ll have two years from the date of your accident to reach out to a competent San Mateo County, California motor vehicle accident lawyer and file your personal injury claim. If you wait longer than two years, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue. The Law Offices of Allister R. Liao is here to help you today. Give us a call so we can get working on your case.

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