Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Real People Getting Real Results
Pedestrian accidents often have tragic results. The negligent driver of a car or other vehicle can cause severe injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. On average, a pedestrian is killed in the U.S. every two hours. These statistics demonstrate the severity of these accidents.
Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. is backed by 50 years of combined legal experience and extensive knowledge and resources. We devote tremendous amounts of time and energy to crafting cases that effectively meet the needs of our clients. Our Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we don’t obtain compensation on your behalf, you don’t owe us attorney fees.
Call (916) 229-6755 today to speak with a member of our team about your case.
Who is Responsible for a Pedestrian Accident?
In pedestrian accident cases, the court looks at a variety of factors involved. Both pedestrians and drivers have a responsibility to exercise care and follow the rules of the road.
When the Driver Is at Fault
Drivers have a responsibility to be on the lookout for pedestrians at any place where pedestrians may cross the street, not just intersections and crosswalks. A common myth about pedestrian accidents is that the driver is not at fault if the pedestrian doesn't have the right of way. However, even if a pedestrian is crossing the road illegally, the driver is still responsible to stop or slow down to avoid a collision.
Common factors involved in a driver’s negligence include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks
- Ignoring traffic conditions or weather conditions
Where the Pedestrian is At Fault
If a pedestrian did not follow the rules of the road, they could be held accountable for their own negligence that contributed to the accident. In these cases, California's contributory negligence laws will come into play. The pedestrian is still eligible to recover compensation, but the final recovery amount will be reduced by their portion of fault.
Contact Us Now for a Free Consult!
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to immediately get the help of a skilled Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney. At Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., our firm is passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they need in order to move towards a safe, secure future. We prioritize the needs of our clients and fight to uphold their best interests throughout every step of case proceedings.
Contact Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. at (916) 229-6755 to begin a free case evaluation. Let our experienced attorney team fight for your rights and help you navigate your legal situation.
Aggressively Advocating On Your Behalf
We'll go toe-to-toe with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you're getting a fair settlement and take care of all of the negotiations that follow.
Legal Services Tailored For You
Every case posses its own unique challenges, which is why we always adjust our approach based upon the specific circumstances surrounding your case.
No Fees Unless We Win
We're committed to getting you the best possible outcome regardless of the size or scope of your case and charge no up-front legal fees for our services.