In Orange County, people walking in crosswalks and on sidewalks generally have the right of way, but not always. Car drivers must exercise reasonable care not to injure others. Most car crashes with people walking are caused by a driver’s failure to follow well-known and common sense safety rules. Examples of conduct that may make a driver responsible for injuring a person walking include distracted while driving, speeding, driving while under the influence, failing to obey a traffic signal or to slow down for children playing.
It may even be that the road is poorly designed, or that construction work was not done properly. In these cases, it may be that a government (city, county or state) is responsible. While there are similarities to car or truck crash cases, there may be significant differences in insurance coverage and time limits within which one must bring the claim.
I have nearly 40 years of experience providing victims with assertive representation. I will take the time to ascertain the details of your injuries and work diligently to establish the other driver’s responsibility. In serious injury or death cases, it may be necessary to retain the services of accident reconstruction experts to answer technical questions of how the crash happened.
As an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer, I am ready to handle your case. I will advise you each step of the way, but you will remain the final decision maker on what is best for you and your family. I will work with you and for you to obtain the best possible outcome. It is our practice to copy you with all material that develops during the prosecution of your claim and to take your telephone calls whenever you want to talk.
If you or a family member has been injured in a crash while walking, call my office today at 949-679-1765 to schedule a time to meet and talk.
These results, testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.