In today's society ongoing effort to become greener and the cost of gasoline, more and more people have taken to bicycling and walking as more of a common mode of transportation.
Every year thousands of pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents when drivers fail to yield the-right-of way.
With the number of vehicles on Southern California roads, injuries in car versus pedestrian accidents are usually quite severe, including fractured and broken bones, or pelvis, head and back injuries.
While a pedestrian, in most cases, has the right-of-way, the driver of a motor vehicle has the duty to yield to a pedestrian and drive in a reasonably safe manner.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a), "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."
If you have been the victim of a car versus pedestrian accident and suffered serious injuries, you should consult with an experienced and effective personal injury attorney. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Peach & Weathers to ensure that your claim is handled fairly and your rights are protected. We are conveniently located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The attorneys at the southern California law firm of Peach & Weathers have more than 25 years of experience helping injured people. When a pedestrian is hurt because of another person's negligence or carelessness the injured person may be eligible to claim compensation. We have helped countless clients obtain payment for injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. Many of these clients have been pedestrians hurt through no fault of their own. To learn how we can help after a pedestrian accident. Call our law firm today