Tustin Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Tustin Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents in our State are caused by distracted or impaired driving. Our Tustin pedestrian accident lawyers know the adversity victims of these accidents face as they fight to heal physically, emotionally, and financially.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian collision, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney. 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. 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 Accidents in California
Our attorneys have found that the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Running red lights
- Driving without headlights
- Failing to yield to the pedestrian’s right of way
- Ignoring crossing signals
How Will My Attorney Prove Liability?
A variety of factors can divert a driver’s focus and result in catastrophic accidents. 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 at the time of the crash.
We understand the laws governing both motorists and pedestrians and will build an argument that is tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. When you work with us, our case strategy will depend upon several factors, from what caused your accident, to where it happened and who was responsible. However, generally speaking, our lawyers will look for the following evidence:
- Footage of the accident, from dashcam recordings to traffic light cameras
- A copy of the accident report
- The driver’s cell phone records
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of your injuries
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness opinions
Can I Still Recover If It Was My Fault?
If you believe you were partially at fault for your accident (for instance, if you were hit by a car while jaywalking), you might wonder whether you can still seek compensation. Fortunately, California law protects pedestrians even if they were partially at fault for their own injuries: The law of “comparative negligence” entitles you to pursue damages even if you contributed to your accident. However, the law will reduce your recovery by the percentage to which you were at fault.
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. So if you stood to recover $1,000, you would recoup only $400.
For a Free Consultation, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today
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. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you.