Riverside Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Standing Up for Injured Pedestrians in the City
Thousands of pedestrians are injured in accidents each year around the country. If we want to bring pedestrian accidents down to zero, then we need to make sure that everyone who causes such an accident through negligence is held accountable for their mistakes. As such, if you were hit by a driver while you were walking down the street or through a parking lot, it is important that you understand the legal actions you can take against them and make the right call.
Let Attorney Scott J. Corwin of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation in Riverside help you with your pedestrian accident case. Across his 30+ years of practice experience, he has helped more than 3,000 accident victims and recovered more than $125 million total for them. He is also one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For your future wellbeing and recovery, put your case in the hands of this accomplished lawyer.
California Laws to Protect Pedestrians
In California, various laws are used to help protect pedestrians from negligent drivers. For example, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is unmarked or located at a non-intersection point. Also, in areas of high foot traffic, motorists must reduce their speed to keep those pedestrians safe, even if that would mean traveling at a speed lower than normal.
Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right-of-Way?
No, pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way, which means that pedestrians must follow the rules of the road like motorists. Your liability as a pedestrian could go up if you were not following those rules when a driver hit you. We will work diligently to make sure that your liability is as low as possible.
Negligent actions that could increase a pedestrian’s liability in an accident include:
- Dashing into the street without looking
- Jogging in the street
- Crossing against a traffic light’s instructions
California has a pure comparative negligence rule when assigning liability for a pedestrian accident. As such, you can still file a claim against a driver who hit you, even if you are found to be mostly liable. You could even be 99 percent liable and still retain the right to sue the driver who was 1 percent liable.
Catastrophic Injuries Suffered by Pedestrians
Pedestrian accidents often result in catastrophic injuries suffered by the pedestrian. The weight and size of a car or commercial truck are immense. The force of the impact will be severe and can instantaneously cause life-changing injuries.
Pedestrians who have been hit by drivers might suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple broken bones
- Permanent scarring
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
2021 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that 7,342 pedestrians lost their lives in pedestrian-vehicle accidents. If you lost a loved one to a fatal pedestrian accident, then we can discuss how to file a wrongful death claim in their name and pursue justice that might be the first step in your continued grieving process.
Ready to Help the People of Riverside
If you can, call (310) 683-2300 within the next few hours after being in a pedestrian accident. The sooner that Scott J. Corwin can start working on your case, the better. He can use his extensive legal talents and experience to find strong evidence of liability and give you the best possible opportunity to win your case.
Remember: Initial consultations are free. Schedule yours today.
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Bus Accident $2,782,954
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Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000
City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000
Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.
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Car Accident $1,250,000
Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.
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Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.
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Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.
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Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.
Car Accident Injury $850,000
Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.
Fast, Favorable Resolutions
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.
With more than 30 years in practice and over $130 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:
- Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
- Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
- Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
- Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.
Zero Upfront Fees
Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.