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Santa Ana Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver or other vehicle and it was their fault, you could be entitled to extensive damages to cover the short- and long-term costs linked to your injuries. These costs included emergency treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, mental health care, and anything else linked to your accident, as well as lost wages and earnings potential in the long term. 

The Roads Can be Dangerous for Pedestrians in California

The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that almost 7,500 pedestrians were killed in California between 2009 and 2018. There was a 26 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities between 2014 and 2018. In fact, over 14,000 pedestrians were injured in California in 2018 alone. Statistics don’t lie, and according to those collected by the CA OTS, the pedestrian fatality rate on California roads is 25 percent higher than the national average in the United States. 

To help ensure the safety of pedestrians, the CA OTS advises both pedestrians and drivers to make efforts to be visible and considerate of one another. Pedestrians and drivers alike are discouraged from talking on their phones when on the roadways of California. Pedestrians are advised to obey traffic signals, while drivers are advised to obey the rules of the road. 

Drivers are told by the CA OTS to ensure the safety of pedestrians to:

  • Follow the speed limit
  • Never use a phone while driving z
  • Watch out for pedestrians 
  • To know that pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection in CA, so drivers must yield and be ready to stop 

When drivers fail in their duty to a pedestrian, your Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney can help you recover the damages that you are entitled to. 

Pedestrian Fatalities Can Entitle Surviving Family to Wrongful Death Actions 

If you have lost a loved one to a tragic accident and a driver was at fault, a wrongful death action seeks to recover the economic damages linked to your loss. While no amount of money can replace a tragic loss, when you lose the income that is essential to support your family, a wrongful death suit replaces that value to reduce the economic impact on your household. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are sensitive to such losses and can help you navigate the complex process every step of the way. 

Connect with a Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

Pedestrians should be able to navigate the roadways of California. If you have been injured while walking in Santa Ana by a driver who was breaking the rules of the road or engaging in otherwise negligent driving, you are entitled to compensation. To learn how we can help, give us a call at 714-400-2000, or contact us to schedule your initial consultation.