Riverside Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Injured? Call Our Firm Today!
When any form of transportation, be it a vehicle or bicycle, collides with
a pedestrian, serious and life-threatening njuries may occur. The Los
Angeles Times recently reported that pedestrians were involved in 1 in
10 accidents on our roads, but pedestrian deaths accounted for more than
35% of the total number of deaths. Many of these accidents are caused
by negligent drivers who should be held responsible for their actions.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, trust your
case to the
Riverside injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates.
Fill out a free case evaluation today to get started.
Liability in Pedestrian Cases
In pedestrian accidents, the liability often rests with the drivers, but
pedestrians may be at fault in some cases. This may include situations
in which a pedestrian walks against the red light, fails to cross at a
legal crosswalk, or steps in front of a vehicle that cannot stop safely
before hitting the pedestrian. In other cases, however, it is driver negligence
that causes these traumatic accidents.
Some of the most common pedestrian accidents are caused by:
- Drivers making left hand turns fail to see pedestrians through traffic
- Drivers making right hand turns forget to look at the crosswalk
- Distracted driving including texting, eating or changing the radio
- Alcohol or drug abuse slows reaction time for drivers
If you have been hit by a motorist , the first thing you should do is see
a medical professional. Following that, speak with a Riverside personal
injury attorney like those at The Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates.
As long as you were crossing the street legally, you may have the right
to file a personal injury claim.The Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates
can fight for you as you work to recover from your traumatic accident.
Call us at (951) 530-4650 to speak with our caring team.