Are You the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident?
According to the state of California, a pedestrian is anyone who is on foot, roller skates, a skateboard, or any other mobility device that is not a bicycle or vehicle. Death or injury is common in accidents involving pedestrians, regardless of the speed at which the vehicle is moving. Accidents involving a bicycle and an individual on foot are also not uncommon. It is important for everyone to understand the laws regarding pedestrian safety, as well as to know when to contact a lawyer for help. If you or a loved was injured in a pedestrian accident it very important to talk to talk to an experienced Chico pedestrian accident attorney.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Many believe that pedestrians always have the right-of-way. This is not true, although a driver is legally required to stop, even if you are breaking the law. Pedestrians should only cross the street at a designated crosswalk. Look for signage and follow all traffic signals. There so many distracted driver and drivers under the influence that result in unavoidable pedestrian accidents. In general, you should always be aware of your surrounding when walking in public areas. By far the biggest cause of pedestrian accidents are drivers that fail to yield and also, drivers that fail to stop.
Hit and Run Accidents
It is a sad but true fact that hit and run accidents kill many people every year. Whether panic, malicious intent, or otherwise, sometimes a driver will not stop to render aid to an injured person. Those who are at fault are responsible and the victim or the family is owed compensation. Even when the driver is not identified, there are things that can be done.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, seek legal help immediately. You may be owed money for medical bills, lost wages, mental suffering, or other hardships. The attorneys at Amaya & Associates will fight to protect your rights . Call (530) 897-3700 for a FREE CONSULTATION.