California Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Injured Pedestrians
Skilled accident lawyers help those hit by cars and other vehicles in the Fullerton area
Pedestrians are provided the highest duty of care from drivers. Pursuant to California laws, "the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." In any incident wherein a driver hits a pedestrian with their vehicle and the pedestrian suffers a serious injury, the pedestrian is entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at JOHNSON AND CRUZ, PC have been representing injured pedestrians and their families for over a decade. While representing clients throughout California, we ensure that our clients obtain the full and fair compensation their case deserves.
California advocates handle a range of accidents involving pedestrians
Accidents involving pedestrians are more common than you think. Due to the voluminous amount of vehicles on the road as well as the large population in California, pedestrians can be struck from vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
Our office has represented clients in these types of accidents including:
- Distracted drivers — There are many reasons drivers can be distracting. From using their cellphones to changing the radio station, drivers can be easily distracted these days.
- Fatigued drivers — Drowsy driving is probably twice as dangerous as drunk driving. When drivers do not get the proper rest, they suffer from fatigue and therefore driving is impacted.
- Intoxicated drivers — The use of alcohol or other controlled substances by drivers frequently results in serious and even deadly incidents.
- Negligence — When drivers often speed, they disregard traffic laws. Thus, they are operating their vehicles recklessly. In these incidents, the driver may be found to be negligent under California law and you could be entitled to compensation.
Our law office holds all drivers accountable for their dangerous behavior. We have the experience to assists victims of pedestrian-vehicle accidents to obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Experienced lawyers understand the severity of pedestrians' injuries
Any pedestrian involved in an accident with a motor vehicle would most likely suffer from a variety of serious injuries. These include orthopedic, internal medicine and psychological injuries. In addition, if the injuries involves the pedestrian's head, they may suffer from neurological brain injuries. These types of injuries include concussions, serious and debilitating brain damage, or even comatose. In some cases, the pedestrian dies from such accident. Regardless of the type of injuries, the attorneys at JOHNSON AND CRUZ, PC has the experience to deal with these types of injuries. We also have extensive experience filing wrongful death lawsuits.
Dedicated attorneys assist clients in recovering compensation for their losses
The laws of a certain jurisdiction determine whether a pedestrian would be able to obtain compensation for their medical expenses from various sources including their own insurance policy or that of a family member in lieu of the insurance policy of the driver who was at fault. In the event that an insurance policy cannot cover the pedestrian's medical expenses, the victim may seek legal recourse to recover damages by filing a lawsuit. Damages include medical expenses, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Here at JOHNSON AND CRUZ, PC, we have extensive experience in obtaining compensation for our clients for psychological and physical pain. We have also successfully obtained punitive damages at court when the driver at fault was operating their vehicle while under the influence of controlled substances. Depending on the facts of your case, we have the experience to determine the true value of your case.
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys for help with a pedestrian accident
At JOHNSON AND CRUZ, PC, we provide responsive and reliable representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, we will seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at 714-283-3803 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Fullerton office.