Understanding Fault In A Bay-Area Pedestrian/Auto Accident Collision

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our lawyers are dedicated to advocating for traffic and pedestrian safety in San Francisco. We stand proudly with victims of collisions to hold those responsible accountable for the consequences of their actions.

When it comes to pedestrian collisions, the circumstances vary widely and fault depends on the facts of each case.

Who Is Liable For A Pedestrian Accident In California?

If you were injured in an accident, our firm will take immediate action to ascertain liability. We can determine if the driver was at fault, such as determining if any of the following were involved:

  • Speeding
  • Driving unsafely for the weather conditions
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Distraction or preoccupation, such as texting and driving
  • Failing to yield to right-of-way signs, crosswalks or speed limits
  • Disregard for traffic signals or traffic flow

What If The Driver Wasn't At Fault?

It's important to note that a driver is likely at fault for collisions involving pedestrians, but this isn't always the case. There may be other parties responsible for your pedestrian accident injuries including:

  • The owner of the property
  • The city, state or public entity (if improper safety signs and equipment caused the accident)

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Pedestrians often suffer from catastrophic injuries — fractures, spinal injuries, traumatic brain trauma, or even death — as a result of a car and pedestrian collision. Such incidents also leave victims financially stressed.

These injuries are often expensive, and many people do not know where to turn or whom to trust during such a difficult time. If you are a pedestrian struck by a negligent driver, in a parking garage, on a sidewalk or while crossing the street, we can help.

Our team of lawyers with The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., knows the California legal system and has obtained successful settlements and verdicts for many past personal injury clients.

Call us to set up a meeting with one of our lawyers. If you have questions about your eligibility to file a lawsuit, call or complete a free case evaluation form.

We've helped numerous injury victims recover maximum compensation. We can fight for you!