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Apr 10

Who is at fault in a pedestrian accident?

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorney  

Who is at fault in a pedestrian accident?With the sheer amount of vehicles and pedestrians that move through California every single day, accidents between these two parties happen at a startling rate. While all drivers are taught that pedestrians have the right of way at all times, these incidences can often be much more complex, and this is why our pedestrian accident attorney in Los Angeles believes that everyone should remain aware of some of the basic laws involving these collisions.

 

According to California’s laws, any number of parties can be partially or fully at fault for an accident. California is one of the few states in which an individual could be as little as 10 percent at fault for causing an accident and therefore be liable for 10 percent of the damages. With this in mind, it is often the drivers that are found to be at fault in pedestrian accidents, but pedestrians may find themselves partially liable for any number of reasons.

Pedestrians that are engaging in dangerous activities may be found partially or fully at fault for their accident and be required to pay for their own injuries as well as any damage to the vehicle. This could include straying from designated crosswalks or being in the street under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you have recently been involved in one of the unfortunate incidences, contact our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today. The Law Offices of Hamdam and Associates is ready to help victims get the compensation that they need as quickly as possible.