Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, even at a low speed, can result in horrific injuries and life-long disabilities.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents and deaths are on the rise in the United States. Pedestrian deaths hit a 30-year record in 2019. Partially, this is thought to be due to the rising popularity of large trucks, SUVs, and crossover cars that make it harder to see pedestrians and cause more severe injuries when a pedestrian is hit.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or wrongfully killed by a negligent driver, you need a team of award-winning pedestrian accident lawyers on your side. Contact The Law Brothers® now for a free consultation, and get the experienced representation you need to win your case.
Understanding Right Of Way Laws In the United States & Driver Negligence
It’s important to remember that all states follow their own pedestrian laws. That being said, we can generalize when discussing some pedestrian laws in the United States.
Under the law, pedestrians almost always have the “right of way” to cross a street. This is true whether or not a pedestrian is crossing at a designated crosswalk, or is “jaywalking” to cross a street where no crosswalk is present.
In addition, drivers in the U.S. are presumed to have a “last clear chance” to prevent pedestrian accidents. The Last Clear Chance Doctrine general refers to a driver’s ability to avoid pedestrian accidents by paying attention to the road and traffic conditions, and braking and avoiding pedestrians. This means that in most cases, drivers are found to be negligent when they hit a pedestrian.
Even in cases where a pedestrian may have contributed to the accident – for example, looking at a cell phone and crossing the street without looking – many states have a“contributory negligence” law which means they may still recover compensation if the driver is found to have more responsibility for the accident.
The Law Brothers® Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating. Common injuries include crushed and broken limbs, extensive internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord damage and paralysis, cuts and lacerations, and soft tissue damage. Depending on the severity of the incident, these injuries can result in extremely high medical bills, life-long disabilities, unbearable pain and suffering, and even wrongful death or shortened lifespan of the injured pedestrian. The Law Brothers®, Shawn and Shervin Lalezary, are proud to protect the rights of pedestrians throughout the country.
They are passionate personal injury lawyers and have unique experience due to their service in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, The Law Brothers® will pursue the responsible party to obtain adequate compensation. We do not focus on quick settlements, unlike some other personal injury firms. We will negotiate on your behalf to get the money you’re owed. Our litigators are fully willing to go to trial to protect your interests if an adequate settlement cannot be reached.
Contact The Law Brothers® For A Free Pedestrian Accident Consultation
Our caring, professional, and client-focused pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you seek justice after you have been injured. We offer free consultations throughout the entire state, and with our contingency-based service, you will pay $0 in fees unless we win your case. We are an “A to Z” law firm, meaning that we take care of everything related to your case. No more worrying about your medical bills. No more calls from insurance companies. No more anxiety about what to do next. You only need to do one thing – call The Law Brothers®. Contact us now to schedule a consultation.