Laguna Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Laguna Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

A single moment of inattention is all it takes to injure or kill an innocent pedestrian. In the moment, few motorists consider the devastating impact of a pedestrian collision. California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation, the vast majority of which are caused by distracted or impaired driving. Our Laguna Beach pedestrian accident lawyers know the adversity victims of these accidents face, from a profound impact on their careers and finances to the debilitating pain and emotional trauma involved in the treatment and recovery process. If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision in Laguna Beach, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Our team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to get started.

Common Causes of Vehicle-Pedestrian Collisions in Laguna Beach, California

In many cases, the driver is to blame: Texting while driving, driving while impaired, disregarding traffic laws, and generally failing to use reasonable care while behind the wheel can have a deadly impact on pedestrians lawfully using a crosswalk. We have found that the most common forms of negligence that lead to pedestrian collisions include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights
  • Driving without headlights
  • Failing to yield to the pedestrian’s right of way
  • Ignoring crossing signals

Depending on what caused the accident, our attorneys will employ different tactics, from hiring an accident reconstructionist to replicate the accident scene, to proving a driver was acting unreasonably or dangerously while behind the wheel. We understand the laws binding both motorists and pedestrians and will craft an argument that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your case, always targeted to recouping the damages you need to recover and move on with your life.

Can I Still Recover If I Was Jaywalking?

If you were hit by a driver when you were jaywalking, you may wonder whether the law would bar you from pursuing a claim. In some cases, it might. However, before you dismiss your claim as futile, meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics, especially in light of California’s pure comparative negligence law – one that tends to be a bit friendlier to accident victims. In short, California law entitles you to pursue damages even if you contributed to your accident – but your recovery will be reduced. For example, if you were 30% responsible for your accident and the liable party was 70% responsible, you can recover up to 70% of your total economic and non-economic damages. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the laws impacting injured pedestrians and we have a track record of success pursuing favorable outcomes for our clients, even when they are partially at fault. We are equipped to negotiate with insurance adjusters to minimize your percentage of fault as much as possible and to help you walk away with the compensation you need to be made whole.

For a Free Consultation with our Laguna Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today.

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our experience representing pedestrian accident victims throughout California positions us to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses. Throughout the years, we have helped injured clients collectively recover more than $300 million in damages. 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. We look forward to serving you.