Fremont Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Fremont Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

When they pick up their cell phones to respond to a text message, few motorists consider the devastating impact of a pedestrian collisionThe vast majority of pedestrian accident cases are caused by distracted or impaired driving.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Collisions in California

A range of factors and behaviors can deter a driver’s focus, resulting in a catastrophic pedestrian accident. Depending on what caused the accident, our attorneys will use different tactics, from hiring an accident reconstructionist to replicate the accident scene, to proving a driver’s intoxication or impairment. We understand the laws governing both motorists and pedestrians and will build an argument that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.  We offer the skills and resources to pursue successful outcomes in pedestrian accident cases involving: 

  • Distracted drivers 
  • Impaired drivers 
  • Drowsy drivers 
  • Drivers who were speeding, running red lights, driving without headlights, ignoring crossing signals, failing to yield to the pedestrian’s right of way, and otherwise violating California traffic laws at the time of the accident 
  • Collisions involving 18-wheelers, scooters, Turos, and rideshare vehicles 
  • Shared liability issues 
  • Parking lot accidents 
  • Accidents involving children 
  • Accidents resulting in wrongful death 
  • Other pedestrian accidents

How Will My Fremont Pedestrian Accident Attorney Prove Liability?

Depending on what caused the accident, our attorneys will employ a variety of case-building strategies. We understand the laws governing both motorists and pedestrians and will build an argument that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your case.   Generally, your lawyer will look for the following evidence to support your case: 

  • Dashcam recordings 
  • Footage from traffic light cameras  
  • The police report 
  • The driver’s cell phone records  
  • Photos of the accident scene and your injuries 
  • Your medical records 
  • Eyewitness testimony   
  • Expert witness opinions

What If I Was Jaywalking? Can I Still Recover?

If you were at fault – or partially at fault – for your accidentthe law of “comparative negligence” entitles you to pursue damages. Although your reward will be reduced by the percentage to which you were at fault, you may still be able to walk away with some compensation. For example, if you were 60% responsible for your accident and the liable party was 40% responsible, you can recover up to 40% of your total economic and non-economic damages.

For a FREE Consultation with Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today.

If you are navigating the aftermath of a devastating pedestrian accident, or if you have recently lost a loved one to someone’s negligent driving, we can help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses. A member of our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online.