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Lake Elsinore Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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 Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney. 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 Pedestrian Collisions in Lake Elsinore
A range of factors and behaviors can deter a driver’s focus. Unfortunately, the reality is that it only takes a second to irreversibly impact someone’s life. That text message that simply cannot wait can result in a debilitating – or even fatal – accident.
Depending on what caused the accident, our attorneys will use different tactics to build a case for an injured pedestrian. From hiring an accident reconstructionist to replicate the accident scene, to proving a driver’s intoxication or impairment, we will leverage any and all evidence we can find in order to craft the strongest case possible. 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
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. However, before you dismiss your claim as futile, meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics.
In California, the law entitles you to pursue damages even if you contributed to your accident. Under our State’s comparative negligence laws, you have the right to seek compensation from the liable party, but that party only has to pay the percentage to which he or she was at fault. 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.
As such, if you were jaywalking when you were hit, it is vital to consult a Lake Elsinore accident attorney to discuss your options and whether pursuing damages would be a worthwhile endeavor. 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. We are equipped to negotiate with insurance adjusters to minimize your percentage of fault and to help you walk away with the compensation you need to be made whole.
For a Free Consultation with our California Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS
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. 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.