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Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians

Even though most people drive to wherever they are going in San Bernardino County, there are still those that walk. Most pedestrians know to cross at a crosswalk.

There are specific laws in place that governs who has the right of way. If one party violates these laws, he or she would probably be found negligent. One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents involves drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

California Vehicle Code Section 21950 states, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." It continues with, "The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian."

If you or someone you love is injured as a result of the negligence of a motorist, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has been successful in fighting for the rights of injured pedestrians and will work aggressively to make sure you are compensated for your medical costs, pain and suffering and any other expenses incurred.

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