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San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

It's hard to endure the pain caused by a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault. The pain isn't just physical, but also touches on your mental and emotional well-being. Trying to treat extensive injuries while having little to no income can be a depressing situation to be in.

That's why the justice system allows you to sue the driver who caused the accident as a form of respite. The process isn't easy. You require a San Bernardino pedestrian accident lawyer to help you get what's owed to you.

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Common Injuries Pedestrians Sustain in San Bernardino Accidents

Accidents involving pedestrians can be horrific to be involved in or even witness, as the human body tends to suffer severe injuries. However, not all of them culminate in the same injuries. 

Various factors determine the extent of injuries a pedestrian may suffer during an accident. These can be how fast the vehicle was going, the type of vehicle, the person’s height, and the point of impact, among other issues.

That said, here are specific injuries brought about by pedestrian accidents:

  • Head injuries of varying severities, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Dislocated shoulders and wrists 
  • Broken legs, ankles, knees, and feet
  • Ruptured ligaments and joint dislocations
  • Pelvic and spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations, bruises, and burns on the skin

This list is by no means exhaustive and the type of injury one suffers depends on the mechanism of the accident and the surrounding environment. If not treated quickly, some of these injuries can result in months of hospitalization, disability, and even death. 

Common Types of Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Cars are an ever-present fixture in our lives. From the places we go shopping to our neighborhoods, there’s always the rumble of an engine nearby. While cars are useful, a momentary lapse in concentration or judgment can result in painful injuries and costly medical bills. Because cars are everywhere, various situations can lead to an accident. These include:

  • A driver failing to yield to pedestrians at an intersection or crosswalk
  • A vehicle blowing a red light and stop signs
  • Pedestrians jaywalking in dangerous corners, intersections, or high-speed roads
  • A car backing up at a garage or parking lot
  • The driver veers off the road and onto pedestrian walkways

It is most important to determine who is liable for the accident and therefore takes responsibility. Note that not all accidents are as clear-cut as hit-and-runs.

Determining Who Is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident

California laws place a strict premium on who has the right of way in various situations. At crosswalks, someone on foot has the right of way. It doesn’t matter whether the said crossings are marked or not. Even if you are hit while not strictly walking in the marked area, the driver will still be liable as they would have seen you. 

The law of the land also prescribes drivers have a duty of care over pedestrians. This means persons operating a vehicle have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the well-being and safety of the persons involved. Should an accident occur where it is proven the pedestrian could not have caused it, whether in whole or part, then all liability falls on the driver. 

Another aspect to consider is whether the pedestrian was negligent. If the cause of the accident was a pedestrian jaywalking or some other act that puts them at risk, then there is some reduced liability for the driver. The courts apply doctrines known as comparative negligence and contributory negligence, of which California relies on the former. If the pedestrian plays a part in the accident, their ability to recover damages will be reduced based on the percentage the court deems is their fault. 

Why Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer?

The most significant reason to hire an attorney is to ensure you have someone on your side who will fight for your best interests. The first thing an attorney will do is gather all the necessary evidence and paperwork that proves your claims. These documents include:

  • Incident report
  • Photographs and video footage of the accident
  • Medical bills and report
  • The testimony of medical specialists

As someone who’s nursing injuries, you know how expensive medical bills are in the United States. Thus, one basis for going to court is ascertaining that the person at fault caters to your medical bills. Other grounds are:

  • Lost wages due to not being able to work
  • Compensation for lost opportunities
  • General and special damages to cover your pain and suffering as a result of the accident

A crucial reason for getting a lawyer is to act as an interface between you and the other party’s insurance providers. Such companies are known to lowball injured parties and may even try to contact you directly to arrange a deal. A San Bernardino injury lawyer ensures you get a proper settlement amount that covers your medical bills and other needs, as your lawyer may determine.

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Contact the Experienced San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyers At Kash Legal Today

Fighting for justice can be a convoluted process; as such, you require someone on your side to help you get what you deserve. That’s the kind of lawyer you’ll find at Kash Legal. We have fought for many, and we hope to help you, too.

To know more about how we can be of service to you, please give us a call at (888) 527-4128 or fill out the contact form on our website, and someone from our team will get in touch with you.

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Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

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I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

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