Injuries Can Occur When You Are Just Crossing The Street

In California, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, as long as they are not crossing against a traffic control device. At The Ellis Firm, APLC, in Temecula, California, our attorneys hold negligent drivers accountable when they fail to look for pedestrians in crosswalks, school zones, parking lots and other areas.

Free case evaluation: Call us at 951-289-0628 to discuss your case with a Temecula crosswalk accident lawyer. We will answer your questions about medical bills, lost wages, insurance and other issues at no cost and with no obligation.

Liability And Crosswalk Accidents

In the aftermath of an accident, the pedestrian is usually taken to an emergency room, while the driver is left behind to explain to police what happened. As a result, the police officer's report may contain a one-sided version of how the accident happened. It's not unusual for drivers to attempt to avoid responsibility by claiming the pedestrian was crossing against the light or outside of the designated crosswalk.

Our lawyers use accident reconstructionists to show what really happened. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can go to work on your behalf, collecting and preserving evidence such as:

  • Witness statements
  • Videos from red light cameras
  • Vehicle damage

One of the most common types of car- pedestrian accidents occurs when a driver makes a left- or right-hand turn at an intersection without looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Distracted drivers may also fail to stop at intersections when a pedestrian is crossing.

Even if you were outside of a crosswalk when you were struck, the driver may be responsible if he or she could have or should have seen you.

Pedestrian Accident Claims In Murrieta, Corona And Fallbrook

For a free, no-obligation consultation with a car and bike accident attorney at our firm, call 951-289-0628 or complete our simple contact form. We do not collect any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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