La Jolla Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
La Jolla Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
California sees some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation, a substantial portion of which are caused by distracted or impaired driving. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Throughout the years, we have won more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts and have a track record of success in pedestrian accident cases involving impaired drivers. We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will come to you if you are unable to travel. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to get started.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Cases Our Lawyers Handle
- 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
We Investigate Pedestrian Accidents.
After being involved in a pedestrian accident, you may not be sure of what happened and why. In these situations, we recommend contacting an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. We will thoroughly investigate the incident, gather evidence regarding what happened and why, and identify the liable party or parties. We will speak with eyewitnesses, review the police report, and gather any photos and video footage available.
Our goal is to get to the bottom of what happened and why, and then use the relevant evidence to build a case against the at-fault party.
What If I Was Partially at Fault?
If you were partially at fault for your accident, for instance, if you were jaywalking when you were hit, you might wonder whether you can still recover compensation. Before you dismiss your claim altogether, you should know that in most cases, you can still pursue compensation even if you were partially responsible. Meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics.
In California, the comparative negligence doctrine entitles you to pursue damages even if you contributed to your accident. However, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. For example, if you were 50% responsible for your accident and the liable party was 50% responsible, you can recover 50% of your total damages – so if you stood to recover $1,000, you could walk away with $500.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the law of comparative negligence and can negotiate with insurance adjusters to minimize your percentage of fault. It is our goal to help you walk away with the compensation you need to be made whole.
For a Free Consultation, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our experience representing accident victims throughout California positions us to 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.