Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
The Newport Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at Younglove Law Group are proud to offer the best representation for pedestrians who have been injured in California. Pedestrians’ injury claims stand out compared to other personal injury claims because they almost all involve severe injuries. In contrast to those who are injured in cars, for example, there is no protection for a pedestrian who is hit by a car. Additionally, pedestrians often endure at least 2 impacts, the initial collision with the defendant and a second impact when they hit the asphalt.
Because pedestrians’ claims often involve severe injuries, their claims tend to have higher potential values than other personal injury claims. Therefore, it is paramount that a pedestrian who has suffered injury due to the negligence of another retain the right attorney to advocate for them.
If you were recently injured as a pedestrian, please know insurance companies often prey on unrepresented people by offering them quick cash to settle their claims for far less than they would have received had they retained a qualified pedestrian accident attorney. Don’t fall victim to the insurance company’s scam. Call the experienced Newport Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at Younglove Law Group now for a free and confidential consultation. If you are injured, we’d love to help!
Get the Treatment You Need:
Accidents are often the result of another’s negligence, and the law requires the negligent party to pay for the injured person’s medical expenses.
If you were recently injured as a pedestrian, please do not wait to seek medical treatment. The initial time period after an accident is the most important time for you to do so, as the medical literature confirms this is when you have the best chance to address any injury you may have suffered.
Your health is our top priority. After you have sought initial treatment, our team of legal professionals can help you get the right kind of treatment for your specific injuries so you can heal as quickly as possible and get the best possible outcome on your claim.
We pride ourselves on being one of the few firms that has never had a client owe any out of pocket expenses at the close of their case. We are honest and thorough. We do the work to make sure our clients’ medical bills are taken care of out of their settlement.
Because pedestrians tend to suffer severe injuries and thus have valuable claims, defendants rarely carry enough coverage to fully compensate them. California only requires drivers to carry $15,000 of insurance for injuries caused by their negligence. While the law requires the at-fault party to compensate the injured person, many California drivers carry the minimum amount of insurance and some ignore the law entirely by carrying none at all.
If you are injured by a driver with no insurance, your Uninsured Motorist coverage will step into the defendant’s shoes and compensate you for your injuries, even as a pedestrian who was not in a vehicle. Many Uninsured Motorist policies only require that an automobile be involved in the incident to afford coverage.
Similarly, if you are injured by someone who does have insurance but not enough to fully compensate you, your Underinsured Motorist policy will likely cover the balance of what is owed to you.
Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist claims have different rules governing them than claims against defendants. Because these are claims with your own insurance company, there are certain things they can demand of you that a defendant’s insurance company would not be able to. Don’t let your insurance company dictate to you. Younglove Law Group knows how to protect you from overreach by your insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Unfortunately, because pedestrians have limited mobility relative to automobiles, defendants often flee the scene after colliding with them. Because of this, every driver should carry Uninsured Motorist coverage on their automobile insurance policy. This coverage may sound unrelated, but this type of coverage will often afford coverage when you are injured by an automobile so long as the automobile actually made contact with you. When a hit-and-run driver is not apprehended, this can be a pedestrian’s only source of recovery.
Crosswalks – Marked and Unmarked:
Legally speaking, crosswalks are an extension of the sidewalk through intersections so pedestrians can safely walk from one side of an intersection to the other without being impacted by automobiles. Crosswalks are often marked by lines or lights, but they do not have to be.
California’s Vehicle Code defines a crosswalk as either:
(a) That portion of a roadway included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersections where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles, except the prolongation of such lines from an alley across a street.
(b) Any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, there shall not be a crosswalk where local authorities have placed signs indicating no crossing.
In other words, crosswalks exist where roads intersect at right angles, regardless of whether they are marked. However, a crosswalk does not exist where signage prohibits crossing, even at an intersection.
Pedestrian accidents often occur in crosswalks. Pedestrians are required to cross roads in a manner that does not endanger them, and drivers are required to exercise reasonable caution in operating their automobiles. Due to these conflicting duties, the relatively limited visibility of pedestrians, and the often conflicting narratives provided by pedestrians and drivers, many pedestrian accident claims involve liability disputes.
Pedestrian accident claims are often valuable and complex, fact-specific claims. Don’t go it alone. Call Younglove Law Group now for a free and confidential consultation. If you are injured, we’d love to help!
Pedestrian Accident Success Story
We were able to obtain a $350,000 settlement for a client of ours who suffered severe injuries in a pedestrian accident, despite the defendant only having $15,000 of coverage! Read more about it, as well as some of our other case results, by clicking here.