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Westminster Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian accident lawyer in Westminster

An experienced Westminster Pedestrian Accident Lawyer can help victims better understand their legal rights and options. There are some roadways that are just not safe for pedestrians. Even when motorists exercise caution or when pedestrians have the right-of-way, there are several dangerous and busy intersections in Westminster where accidents may still occur.

The law firm of Bisnar Chase has been representing accident victims for over 45 years with a 99% success rate in winning personal injury claims. With the help of our legal team, the attorneys of Bisnar Chase have won over $700 million dollars in compensation for people who have suffered at the hands of negligence. Our pedestrian lawyers also work on a contingency fee basis.

Contact the law offices of Bisnar Chase today at 949-203-3814 for a free consultation

Pedestrian Accident Facts and Statistics

Accidents involving pedestrians happen more often than many realize. In one year, the Governors Highway Safety Association about 6,000 people have died due to drivers being careless on the road.

The primary cause of people getting injured while jogging, running or simply just by walking is due to distracted driving. There are ways in which you can avoid being involved in a pedestrian accident and causing harm to a pedestrian as a driver.

Pedestrians should:

  • only use marked crosswalks to cross the street
  • never jay walk
  • make eye contact with a driver so they know that they are walking across the street
  • wear bright colors if they are running or walking at night
  • avoid being on the phone while crossing the street

Drivers should:

  • not text or answer any phone calls while driving
  • follow speed limits posted on the road
  • approach a crosswalk slowly
  • be extra cautious around crosswalks in bad weather conditions
  • not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
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5 Roadway Examples that Can Lead to Pedestrian Accidents

There are a number of hazardous conditions that can result in a pedestrian accident. The governing body in charge of the roadway must make sure that the design and upkeep of the roadway is adequate.

Here are a five examples of dangerous or defective roadway conditions that may lead to a potential claim:

  1. Inadequate shoulders, sidewalks, walkways: Some roadways are simply not designed for pedestrians. When a roadway is unfit for pedestrians, there should be signs posted to warn pedestrians.
  2. Negligent foliage maintenance: Something as simple as trimming trees and bushes can prevent pedestrian accidents. When a pedestrian crossing sign or stop sign is partially covered by branches, the governing body in charge of the roadway must act quickly to trim the surrounding trees. Failure to do so may affect visibility on the street.
  3. Poor street lighting: One way to avoid being involved in a late night pedestrian accident is to increase your visibility. Roadways that have poor lighting can be extremely dangerous. Pedestrians should try to stay in well-lit areas. When there is a history of accidents at a certain area because of a lack of lighting, the government must fix the situation.
  4. Poor roadway maintenance: It is especially important for cities to maintain the roadway near intersections and crosswalks. Cars that strike uneven surfaces and potholes can veer out of control putting pedestrians in the area at great risk of suffering an injury.
  5. Dangerous design: There are several design errors that can prove dangerous for pedestrians. Is a crosswalk near a hill that has limited visibility? Is there an intersection at the end of a curve where drivers cannot stop in time? Does the crosswalk need flashing lights or better signage? Are the crosswalk lines faded?

Potentially Liable Parties for a Pedestrian Accident

When negligence on the part of a governmental agency results in an injury accident, that governmental agency may be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victim.

In such cases, the victim will have to show that:

  • The accident resulted from a hazardous condition
  • The governmental agency knew of the dangerous condition
  • The agency’s failure to fix the condition directly contributed to the accident.
  • The victim suffered injuries and losses as a result

In some cases, it may be possible to show that the location had a history of similar incidents and that the government failed to rectify the problem. Accident claims involving governmental agencies must be filed promptly. Under California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury claim against a public entity must be filed within 180 days of the incident.

Proving fault in such cases can be a challenging process and fault needs to be proven so that you may compensated for medical bills and lost wages. A skilled Westminster pedestrian accident lawyer can review all available evidence such as surveillance tapes, interview witnesses and work with investigators to prove how the accident occurred.

If a driver or government entity is not responsible for a crosswalk accident, there are other parties that can be held liable for the injury.

There are instances where the pedestrian themselves can be held accountable for the incident as well. If the pedestrian was not abiding the laws of the road, they were not only putting themselves in danger but drivers as well.

Examples where a pedestrian can be potentially liable for an accident can be if the pedestrian was jaywalking, walking when the traffic signal did not permit them to cross the street yet, being intoxicated when they entered the street or walking into areas that are prohibited to pedestrians such as bridges and highways.

Contact a Westminster Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The experienced Westminster Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at our law firm have an excellent track record of pursuing compensation from cities and other governmental agencies on behalf of seriously injured victims and their families.

The pedestrian lawyers of Bisnar Chase have an exceptional attorney-client relationship with superior client representation.

We have the conviction, the resources, and the tenacity to fight against the at-fault parties and help injured victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries, damages, pain, and suffering.

Call the law offices of Bisnar Chase today at 949-203-3814.

Westminster Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Near Me

Contact our Westminster pedestrian accident lawyers for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in an accident at no fault of your own. We’ve been representing injured plaintiffs in Orange County CA. for over 45 years. Our pedestrian lawyer will evaluate your case and determine if you have a case and the course of action to take. Do not talk to an insurance company without consulting a qualified personal injury law firm.

  • Over $800M recovered
  • 99% success rate
  • Superior service

Case Results

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    Consumer Class Action

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    Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

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    Motorcycle Accident

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    Defective Seatback

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    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo
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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

P. Montgomery
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Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real
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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

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