FAQs about Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego – Attorney Ronald B. Laba Has Your Answers

We understand that pedestrian accidents often leave injury victims frustrated, scared, intimidated and unsure of what to do. Pedestrian accident attorney Ronald B. Laba also knows that victims and families who lost loved ones often have many questions. To help guide you, we offer a few frequently asked questions about pedestrian accidents in San Diego, Oceanside and beyond.

If you’re looking for additional information, don’t hesitate to call our offices in San Diego or Vista today at 866-434-1577. We’re ready to help you.

According to the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency’s most recent statistics, there were 55 pedestrian fatalities in San Diego County in 2010. Eight of the fatal accidents involved people 19 years old or younger, including three deaths of children between 1 and 4 years old. There were 904 injuries in 2010. Of those injuries, 274 involved people 19 years old and younger.

Most accidents involving injuries or fatalities occurred in crosswalks at intersections, according to the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency’s most recent statistics. There were 385 intersection accidents involving either pedestrian injuries or fatalities in 2010. The second most common type of pedestrian accident involves someone crossing a road, not in a crosswalk. There were 276 crossing-the-road accidents in 2010.

Technically, no. But it’s important to remember that contacting an attorney after a pedestrian accident can dramatically increase your chances of receiving compensation for your accident. Serious pedestrian accidents can be complicated when it comes to pursuing compensation. This is especially true in accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities or accidents in which a negligent driver, such as a drunk, distracted or speeding driver, is at fault. Serious accidents often have serious legal consequences. Insurance companies might try to offer you a “low ball” settlement for your losses. We don’t think that’s fair, which is a big reason why we fight so hard for clients. Our firm offers a free case consultation. Contact us today.

There are a variety of damages – compensation available to accident victims – that may be recoverable. These damages are meant to help injury victims and families who lost loved ones recover financially for their losses. Damages in a pedestrian accident may include medical expenses and cost of future medical care, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress, and in some rare cases, punitive damages designed to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence or malicious intent.

You may still be entitled to compensation if you’re partially at fault in a pedestrian accident. California is a pure comparative fault state. That means the victim of a pedestrian accident can recover a percentage of damages based on his or her own liability. The pure comparative fault rule allows pedestrian accident victims to recover damages proportionate to their percentage of fault. That means if a jury award equals $100,000 and an injured pedestrian was found to be 50% at fault, the injured pedestrian could still collect 50% of the compensation awarded by the jury.

At the Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba, we believe that injured Californians have the right to access the state’s courts without worrying about whether they can afford it. We believe you CAN afford to hire someone who was voted one of the best attorneys in San Diego. Your initial consultation is free and you don’t pay us unless we win. Discover the difference an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can make. Contact attorney Ronald B. Laba today. He’s ready to help you. Call 866-434-1577 today for a free case evaluation.


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