Category: pedestrian accident

California Right-of-Way Laws

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents,Bicycle accident,Bicycle Accidents,Bike Accidents,biker,pedestrian accident,Pedestrian Accidents | July 22, 2020

California traffic laws may seem like a nuisance to many people, but the reality is that they save lives. Vehicles weigh thousands of pounds, and they can inflict significant damage in the event an accident occurs. Right-of-way laws are incredibly important for all drivers to understand because they provide clear guidance regarding when a driver…

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Holding public entities responsible after pedestrian accidents

negligent driver,Our Blog,pedestrian accident | May 6, 2014

In our last post, we discussed how negligent drivers can be held responsible for pedestrian accidents through personal injury lawsuits. However, in this post we will look at pedestrian accident liability from another angle. An informative article on our website discuses government liability for negligent road defects after a serious motor vehicle or pedestrian accident.  The…

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Personal injury lawyers stand up for injured pedestrians

Our Blog,pedestrian accident | May 5, 2014

Sacramento officials have worked hard to make the city pedestrian friendly; however, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians continue to occur, often because of negligent and inattentive drivers. Obviously a human being is no match for a motor vehicle, so injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic, even if the vehicle wasn’t traveling very fast…

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Do pedestrians have the right-of-way in California?

Our Blog,pedestrian accident | March 25, 2014

People might assume that pedestrians always have the right-of-way when crossing this street. Although this might be true in certain situations, miscalculations can prove to be very costly. Keeping this in mind, California readers might be wondering exactly when pedestrians have the right-of-way. California statute clearly lays out when pedestrians have the ability to cross…

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Fatal pedestrian accidents in California finally decrease

Our Blog,pedestrian accident | March 11, 2014

In recent years, public safety officials expressed serious concern about the number of pedestrian accidents plaguing streets in California and across the country. Crash data from the Governors Safety Highway Association validates these fears: Between 2009 and 2012, fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 15 percent. This happened despite the fact that overall traffic fatalities fell…

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Elderly man killed in pedestrian accident in California

Our Blog,pedestrian accident | January 4, 2014

Pedestrians and drivers alike need to be cautious and aware of their surroundings, particularly on busy streets. Sadly, accidents involving pedestrians often result in serious injury or fatality. This was true for a recent pedestrian accident in California involving an elderly gentlemen and a delivery truck that resulted in the loss of a life. The…

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