Pedestrians have a clear disadvantage when sharing an environment with a moving vehicle. Whether the vehicle is a car, bus, or motorcycle, the person on foot is likely to suffer the most harm in a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving
No matter how cautious they might be, pedestrians are always in danger of becoming the victim of someone who is texting while driving. Distracted driving accidents have become common, and studies have shown that texting while driving is as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol–another danger to pedestrians.
Our experienced pedestrian injury lawyers have represented pedestrian accident victims who have suffered everything from a serious back injury to loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.
When Negligent Road Design is the Problem
Sometimes the cause of a pedestrian accident isn’t negligent driving, but negligent road design. For example, if an intersection is constructed in such a way that the traffic lights are difficult to see, even the most attentive driver cause an accident. When a dangerous intersection causes a driver to hit a pedestrian, then both parties may have a case against the responsible third party.
When negligent road design is a factor, the responsible party is likely to be the government. The Sacramento personal injury lawyers at Penney Law have experience handling the unique processes that are required in managing a government case. There will most likely need to be consultation with engineers and other road design or construction experts in order to get you the maximum pedestrian injury settlement.
Construction Zone Accidents
Walking by a construction zone can be a frightening experience because pedestrians are in danger of being sideswiped by passing cars, operated by drivers who aren’t obeying traffic rules as they zip around workers and moving construction vehicles. There is also the potential of being hit by the construction vehicles themselves, and slipping or tripping over any number of objects.
Don’t Wait to Contact Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The truth is, pedestrian accidents can occur for any number of reasons, and in any place where you are traveling on foot. The sooner you contact our team after any personal injury accident, the better. Rapid response ensures the most thorough investigation and the best possible results for you. There are never any fees unless we win your case, so there’s no risk in reaching out for a consultation. Let us take care of your legal problems, so you can focus on healing.