A Pedestrian Can Be Defenseless Against An Errant Vehicle

Pedestrians can be hit while crossing the road, often by inattentive or negligent drivers. They may speed into the crosswalk to make a turn without realizing there is a pedestrian who has the right of way. Without any form of protection from a vehicle, pedestrians can suffer significant injuries. In many cases, the pedestrian has a right to compensation, and with an injury lawyer who is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, our legal team has a proven record to deliver results.

At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, we help California pedestrians fight back. If you or a loved one was recently struck by a negligent driver, call (408) 292-2434.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents To Happen?

Pedestrian accidents happen for many reasons, including:

  • Failing to stop: This can occur at a stop sign or a red light the driver ignores. Too frequently, drivers do not stop before entering a crosswalk, do not look both ways before proceeding and do not come to a complete stop. These failures can injure someone.
  • Not paying attention: San Jose has a large population, and, in more densely populated areas, drivers can become more calloused. They may not devote the level of attention they should to driving, and their distraction can result in them failing to notice a pedestrian.
  • Speeding: It is important to drive the speed limit and to slow down when approaching a crosswalk. Pedestrians have the right of way, but a driver who is traveling too fast may not have enough time to stop. A driver who is speeding is also not as prepared to apply the brakes when unexpected obstacles enter the road.

Pedestrian Accidents And The Need For Compensation

A serious injury can come at a high cost. You may face extensive hospital bills, require surgery or need to undergo physical therapy to assist in the recovery process. Still, many individuals do not make a full recovery. They can end up needing assistance in their daily living, adaptations to their homes and the use of medical devices.

An injury after being struck by a vehicle can also prevent an employee from returning to work. Compensation may be needed for the long-term loss of income or for retraining in a job that can accommodate the injured employee's disability.

Call Today So We Can Evaluate Your Case

Since 1966, our firm has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of representation and our San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys always seek full compensation. Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries and we want to make sure that the individuals and families we work with receive the damages they need to move on with their lives. If you are ready to take legal action, email us or call (408) 292-2434 today.