California has the country’s highest number of pedestrian fatalities, for the second year in a row. If you’ve been hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, contact an experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately.
If you were injured as a pedestrian due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. Such compensation should cover financial losses like medical bills, lost wages from missed work, rehabilitation, permanent disabilities and any emotional and psychological distress.
About ⅕ of pedestrian deaths involve hit-and-run drivers. If the police cannot locate the driver, wrongful death compensation is not available. But in other cases, when the driver is known, certain family members can pursue compensation. Contact a lawyer immediately if a loved one had died due to someone else’s negligence.
In order to prove the driver of the vehicle was negligent, you will need evidence such as:
In most cases, fault is easy to establish. California has several right of way laws that apply to pedestrians so if a driver breaks any of these laws, he or she is at fault. Such laws include:
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, contact a Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately who can review your case in detail and find the best way for you to get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, regardless of the nature of the underlying accident, it is important to contact experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney at The Choyce Law Firm to discuss your legal options. We have offices in Sacramento & Fairfield, CA for your convenience and have the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your injury.
Call (916) 306-0636 today for a free consultation with our Sacramento auto accident attorney regarding your injury case.