Victims of Orange County pedestrian accidents have rights. Learn more.This week, several children were seriously injured and one was killed in Orange County pedestrian accidents.
Two two-year-old girls were seriously injured on Labor Day when a Santa Ana drunk driver drove off the road and on to a sidewalk. The next day, an 11-year-old girl and her mother were injured when they were run over by a car that was rear-ended while it was stopped at a crosswalk. They remain in critical condition. A three-month-old baby who was in a stroller was killed in the same Huntington Beach pedestrian-car crash.
In both cases, the pedestrians were doing what they were supposed to do. A vehicle driver was completely at fault for the accident. However, even if a pedestrian in jay walking or crossing at an unmarked crosswalk, drivers still have the responsibility to watch out for pedestrians and give them the right of way.
When pedestrians are injured because of reckless or inattentive driving, their medical costs are usually covered by the driver’s automobile insurance policy. However, getting full compensation for medical costs, therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement and other economic losses can be a struggle without legal representation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident, a good first step is to speak to an attorney who has experience in handling California pedestrian accident injury claims. Attorney Jim Ballidis has written a downloadable book, “Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype: A Lawyer’s Method for Finding a Lawyer.” That can help you find an Orange County Personal Injury attorney to represent your case. The book is free.
When a pedestrian is killed, the family may have a wrongful death claim for their loss and may be able to seek punitive damages. To learn more about wrongful death claims for pedestrian accident deaths, contact the Orange county personal injury lawyers at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie, 1-866-981-5596.