Oakland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
More than 300,000 pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles each year. Over 4,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents annually across the country. Even more upsetting, children are the most vulnerable to serious pedestrian accidents. More than 20 percent of children killed in automobile-related accidents are pedestrians. Pedestrians have the legal right to be on sidewalks, crosswalks, and streets in California, and motorists who fail to take appropriate care while driving must be held accountable for any injury they cause.
If you or a loved one is struck and injured by a vehicle of any kind (car, motorcycle, bicycle, e-scooter, etc.) reach out to the Oakland pedestrian accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada. In this time of crisis, you should seek the advice of an experienced Oakland pedestrian accident attorney. Let us help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
Pedestrian Rights in California
In California, pedestrians have rights. Knowing your legal rights can be the difference between obtaining a full recovery and having to pay your medical bills yourself. Drivers in California owe pedestrians a duty of care and, when they violate that duty, they must compensate any pedestrians for the resulting injuries.
Some important pedestrian rights in California include:
- Right of Way. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk or other protected walkway on a California street, the pedestrian generally has the right of way. Drivers must take care to give pedestrians a wide berth, and they must yield to let walkers proceed without danger. Pedestrians must still watch out for their safety, but drivers are expected to be particularly careful when approaching marked crosswalks.
- Protection on Sidewalks. Pedestrians have the right to full and unimpeded use of sidewalks. If a driver hops up on the curb or sidewalk and hits a pedestrian, the driver is almost certainly liable for any harm they cause. If a vehicle is crossing over a sidewalk for any reason, they must always yield to pedestrians.
- Right to be Free from Dangerous Drivers. Pedestrians should act responsibly when crossing a street, but drivers must be particularly careful and alert when approaching marked crosswalks to avoid crashing into and injuring pedestrians..
The Oakland pedestrian injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada know your rights as a pedestrian and will fight to ensure that those rights are protected. If a negligent motorist violated your rights and hurt you or a loved one, you are entitled to compensation. We will help you get the money you are owed.
Recovering Damages After an Oakland Pedestrian Accident
The personal injury attorneys at the Oakland offices of Venardi Zurada have decades of experience helping our clients recover for traumatic brain injuries, serious fractures, limb amputation, internal damage, and other catastrophic injuries that can occur in pedestrian accident cases. We will work closely with your doctor and other medical specialists to understand the medical care and rehabilitation services necessary for a full and speedy recovery. We will also make a full accounting of all your losses, including lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages for inclusion in your claim.
Help After a Serious Pedestrian Accident in Oakland
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Oakland, contact the talented and dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Call 925-937-3900 or reach out online today for a free consultation. Discuss your case with our pedestrian accident legal team and let us see how we can help you. You will only pay if we recover the compensation you are owed. Hablamos español.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland injury lawyers:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.