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In many ways, Southern California and cities like Pasadena in particular are a walker’s paradise. With year-round warm weather, sometimes there is no better way to enjoy our beautiful pocket of the country than simply taking a walk around in it. But we also know that Southern California is densely populated with cars and far too many negligent drivers distracted by their phones or flouting safety rules for their own benefit. This can lead to a rising toll of pedestrian accidents in Pasadena.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, it is the pedestrian who usually suffers injuries involving high medical bills, pain and suffering, and time away from work. As a personal injury law firm, we fight for the rights of our injured pedestrian clients to ensure that they are fully compensated for their injuries by the negligent parties at fault.
There are usually at least two parties involved in a pedestrian accident, and for the most part one or more of those parties is often at fault for causing the accident, and thus potentially liable under California negligence law for the other’s injuries. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Pedestrians may be partially at fault in bringing about the accident, such as through entering the road outside of a crosswalk or failing to notice oncoming cars, but it is important to understand that, under California law, even if the pedestrian was partially at fault, the pedestrian may still bring a negligence claim against the driver for the driver’s portion of fault in causing the injuries.
To put yourself in the best position for maximum recovery for your injuries, it is often critical to contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident in order to preserve and collect evidence. We will begin working with you immediately to investigate the facts of the accident, including talking to witnesses and examining medical records. We will then negotiate with the other parties and their insurers and lawyers to get you the best possible recovery for your full range of injuries, including pain and suffering and lost income over your lifetime. In many cases, it is not necessary to go to trial to obtain full recovery, but we will do whatever it takes to get you the justice you deserve as an injured pedestrian.
Work with an attorney who has proven results in getting the type of recovery to make you whole and get you on the road to recovery. Pasadena pedestrian accident attorney Andrew Ritholz has many years of experience in bringing and winning pedestrian accident claims on behalf of victims, including a $1.25 million recovery for a pedestrian injured by a vehicle. Contact the Law Office of Andrew Ritholz today to schedule a free consultation regarding your pedestrian accident.