San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyer More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Attorney

When a negligent driver strikes a pedestrian in a crosswalk, it is the pedestrian who pays the price. At 7,342 pedestrian fatalities reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2021, this number translates to one pedestrian fatality across the country roughly every 71 minutes.

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we hold negligent drivers accountable. We have successfully recovered more than $175 million for our injured clients in San Bernardino and throughout the state of California.

Holding an Avvo rating of 10.0 (“Superb”), Attorney Scott J. Corwin has also been named a Southern California Super Lawyer, placing him in the top 5 percent of attorneys. Scott has been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer. He has also been named a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California.

For professional legal representation, call (310) 683-2300 now for a FREE CONSULTATION.

What is a Pedestrian Accident?

A pedestrian accident is an incident where a pedestrian (a person traveling on foot) is struck by a vehicle or an object associated with vehicular traffic. These accidents can lead to severe injuries or fatalities due to the vulnerability of pedestrians compared to the size and speed of motor vehicles.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles include:

  • Distracted Driving: Drivers using mobile phones, eating, or engaging in other distractions can fail to notice pedestrians crossing the street.
  • Speeding: High vehicle speeds reduce the driver's reaction time and increase the severity of injuries in the event of a collision.
  • Failure to Yield: Drivers sometimes do not yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks or intersections, leading to accidents.
  • Running Red Lights or Stop Signs: Vehicles that run through traffic signals or stop signs may hit pedestrians crossing the road legally.
  • Poor Visibility: Accidents often occur in conditions of low visibility, such as at night, during heavy rain, fog, or when pedestrians wear dark clothing.
  • Alcohol or Drug Impairment: Intoxicated drivers have impaired judgment, coordination, and reaction times, significantly increasing the risk of hitting pedestrians.
  • Left Turns: Drivers making left turns may focus on oncoming traffic and fail to notice pedestrians crossing the road.
  • Backing Up: Drivers reversing their vehicles may not see pedestrians, especially if their view is obstructed.
  • Crossing Outside Crosswalks: Pedestrians crossing the road at places other than designated crosswalks are at higher risk as drivers may not expect to see them.
  • Right Turns on Red: Drivers turning right on a red light might not notice pedestrians crossing the street, especially if they are looking for oncoming traffic from their left.
  • Inadequate Infrastructure: Areas lacking sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and proper street lighting increase the risk of accidents.
  • Aggressive Driving: Behaviors such as tailgating, rapid lane changes, and road rage can lead to situations where pedestrians are struck by vehicles.
  • Weather Conditions: Adverse weather such as rain, snow, or ice can make it difficult for both drivers and pedestrians to see and react appropriately.
  • Jaywalking: Pedestrians crossing streets outside of designated crosswalks or against traffic signals increase the likelihood of accidents.

Determining Liability After a San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident

In California, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, regardless of where the crosswalk is located or whether it is marked. Even if you are struck while crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, the driver may incur significant liability if they could have or should have seen you.

Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our law firm will act promptly to collect and preserve evidence of liability, such as witness statements and photographs of vehicle damage.

Pedestrian Accidents on University Campuses

Many of the pedestrian accident cases we work on have come from locals who have been hurt while walking through a local San Bernardino university or college. On many university campuses, some paths are used by pedestrians and motorists alike, which increases the risk of a pedestrian accident. When such an accident unfolds, pinpointing liability can be a little difficult. Was the driver instructed or permitted to use that walkway? Or was the pedestrian not paying attention to nearby traffic, including traffic in the form of golf carts and smaller vehicles? We will have to investigate and answer all of these questions to make the most of your case.

Representing San Bernardino Students and Faculty

Our lawyers represent students, professors, and others who were in pedestrian accidents at:

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • Chaffey College
  • Community Christian College
  • Loma Linda University‎
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • University of Redlands
  • University of California, Riverside
  • and all other local schools and universities.

Contact Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation (310) 683-2300 or contact us online as soon after you were injured in a pedestrian accident in San Bernardino as possible. Scott has fought for more than 3,000 clients over his 30-plus year legal career. Let him utilize his extensive experience to secure the legal compensation you deserve.

Making Things Right

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Brain Damage $3,407,752

    Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.

  • Bus Accident $2,782,954

    Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000

    City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000

    Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000

    Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.

  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Brain Injury $1,000,000

    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.

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • 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.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 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

  • Personal Attention

    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.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
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    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
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  • BBB A+
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