Unwavering Legal Advocacy For Victims Of Pedestrian Accidents
Getting around on foot has numerous health and environmental benefits. Unfortunately, however, it is also dangerous. California’s infrastructure was designed to accommodate the safety and convenience of motor vehicle drivers. The safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is typically an afterthought – when it is considered at all.
In recent decades, the Sacramento area has made changes to become more pedestrian-friendly, but pedestrian injury and death rates remain unacceptably high. If you were seriously injured or lost someone you love in a preventable pedestrian accident, the attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner are ready to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
As with many other types of motor vehicle crashes, the cause of most pedestrian accidents is driver negligence. Examples include:
- Failure to keep a lookout for pedestrians
- Making turns at intersections without first scanning for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Texting and other forms of distracted driving
- Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving
- Failure to obey stop signs, traffic lights and other traffic control measures
- Trying to “beat the light” by speeding through an intersection
When we take your case, we begin an immediate and thorough investigation into the details of how the accident happened and the at-fault party.
Setting The Record Straight On Who Was At Fault
As noted above, we live in a car-obsessed culture. This bias toward cars means that pedestrians and bicyclists are too often blamed for their own injuries, even in police reports.
Insurance companies rely heavily on police reports, and errors or omissions could damage your case. If you have been injured by the negligence of a motor vehicle driver, it is imperative that their word does not become the official record.
That means correcting the narrative in the police report as it is being written, whenever possible. However, if you were unable to do that (because you were too injured to give a statement, for instance), we will work diligently to help you correct the police record and to demonstrate clearly that the other party was at fault for what occurred.
Your Rights Matter – Let Us Help You Protect Them
The Law Office of Brian H. Turner is based in Sacramento, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding area. To speak to our attorneys about your rights and legal options, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 916.229.8800 or submit an online contact form to get started.