Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way In Crosswalks
California law (and basic human decency) says vehicles must yield to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. Yet pedestrians are frequently hit by aggressive or distracted drivers while crossing the street, resulting in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
Injured In A Crosswalk?
The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne holds negligent drivers responsible for crosswalk accidents in the Los Angeles area. Call us today at 1-888-627-5474.
Accountability For Crosswalk Accidents
There are many scenarios that lead to pedestrians and bike riders getting struck by cars in crosswalks:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Speeding through an intersection
- Running a red light
- Changing lanes in the intersection
- Inattentive driving
- Aggressive driving
- Malfunctioning traffic signal
Very often, the driver will try to blame the victim, saying that the injured person “darted out” or crossed when they did not have the light. Attorney Michael D. Payne has years of experience investigating motor vehicle accidents. He works to show that the driver was negligent and failed to be vigilant and cautious in a pedestrian zone.
Committed To Your Recovery From Crosswalk Injuries
The injuries can range from broken bones and fractures to head trauma and serious road rash abrasions, or other catastrophic or permanent injuries or death. If you are injured, you may lose wages due to missing work, incur extraordinary medical bills and endure pain and physical discomfort.
We work to recover full personal injury compensation for all medical care, lost income, lasting disability, and pain and suffering to enable you to focus on recovering physically and emotionally.
If you were injured as a pedestrian in the greater Los Angeles area, please call 1-888-627-5474 or contact us by email to arrange your free initial consultation. If we represent you, there are no attorney fees until we obtain compensation.