Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Sacramento is a beautiful, walkable city. There’s always someone who needs to walk from one place to the other, ensuring endless pedestrian traffic on sidewalks and crosswalks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were a total of 140,000 pedestrian injuries in 2019. There were a total of 7,338 pedestrian fatalities in the same year. Even the safest pedestrian is at risk of being in an accident.
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Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for pedestrians to suffer severe injuries. If you’ve been in an accident as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation. Filing a pedestrian accident claim might feel like a lot to take on, especially if you’ve sustained a significant injury. At The Law Offices of JG Winter, we understand the process of filing a personal injury claim and can help you pursue the legal compensation owed to you while you focus on your recovery.
Pedestrian Duties in Sacramento
There can be a sense of safety pedestrians experience, especially if they believe they always have the right-of-way. Contrary to popular belief, pedestrians don’t always have the right-of-way. Like motorists on the road, pedestrians have a set of rules to follow to keep them safe.
Pedestrians legally are not allowed to jaywalk, meaning they can only cross a roadway using a marked or unmarked crosswalk. For your safety as a pedestrian, you are not allowed to cross the road if there is no crosswalk. Like motorists on the road, pedestrians must adhere to traffic signs and markers.
Duty of Care Owed to Pedestrians
When pedestrians fail to meet their obligations, resulting in an accident that causes injuries, they may be held liable for breaching their duty of care. That being said, drivers must take every precaution to avoid hitting a pedestrian and have a much higher standard duty of care.
A driver may have a more substantial duty of care than a pedestrian, but a pedestrian’s negligence may have contributed to the accident. If pedestrians jaywalk, they may be considered negligent because they did not adhere to Sacramento pedestrian laws.
Who is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?
The vehicle driver owes a more significant duty of care to pedestrians. However, pedestrians must still follow the law and only cross when they legally can. California’s comparative negligence law states that both parties may be at fault for the accident. An injured pedestrian who is partly at fault may still receive compensation. The judge overseeing the case will reduce the injured pedestrian’s claim award by the appropriate percentage to account for their fault in the accident.
How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help
Pedestrians involved in a serious accident are more likely to sustain severe, debilitating, lifelong injuries. Their injuries may require extensive medical care, months of rehabilitation, and even at-home nursing care. The compensation pedestrians may recover includes economic and non-economic damages meant to help the victim regain their life after the accident. An accident between a driver and pedestrian can be complex, particularly when it comes to determining liability. A Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer will provide you with the necessary legal guidance to ensure your claim is solid and you receive all the compensation you deserve.
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The Law Offices of JG Winter are determined to help their clients receive the fair settlement they deserve. Negotiating with insurance companies and filing a lawsuit is a challenging process. Our attorneys understand the legal process of determining who is at fault and will help you gather the necessary evidence to ensure a successful settlement.
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Attorney J.G. Winter, the founder of the Law Offices of J.G. Winter, is a seasoned attorney representing California residents injured in an accident. He understands insurance company tactics that may prevent you from obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. With the legal help provided by the Law Office of J.G. Winter, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. By partnering with Attorney J.G. Winter, you benefit from a law firm that constantly manages claims and advocates for cases concerning accident injures.
Regardless of how challenging your case may be at the Law Office of JG Winter, we are dedicated to pursuing the most favorable outcome. Call us at (844) 734-2626 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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1540 River Park Dr
Sacramento, CA 95815