Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Fresno
Nationwide Pedestrian Accident Statistics
While walking down the sidewalk or crossing the street, the last thing you are probably thinking is that you'll be hit by a car. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics show that 70,000 U.S. pedestrians were injured in accidents in 2010, and 4,280 were killed. Many of these were likely the fault of a distracted or unobservant motorist and any injury suffered by the pedestrian should have been covered by insurance.
Pedestrian Right-of-Way in California
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, don't hesitate to fight for the compensation you deserve. As a pedestrian, the California Vehicle Code states that you have the legal right of way when doing the following:
Should a vehicle fail to yield the right of way in these situations when you have given them enough time and space to yield, they are at fault in the event of an accident. If you have been hit by a vehicle, or even a bicyclist, they are likely liable and should be held responsible for covering your injury-related expenses. Find out what a Fresno personal injury lawyer could do for you by calling Sawl Law Group as soon as possible for a consultation.
Consult with a Fresno Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Our firm is dedicated to providing personal care and aggressive legal representation for each client. As seasoned litigators, we know how to build and present your case so that you receive the highest possible payout for your injuries. To learn how we could help you, call now and schedule your free consultation, or fill out the online case evaluation form. We look forward to hearing from you!