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.