According to San Diego law, you have the right of way as a pedestrian. This means motorists owe you a duty of care when sharing the roads. It doesn't matter if you are walking outside of a crosswalk.
If you or a loved one has been struck by a motorist in San Diego, you should speak with a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses.
The average motorist should be aware that jaywalking is not a rare occurrence, and the average pedestrian should know motorists are not always looking out for jaywalkers. Therefore, San Diego law will allow a pedestrian and motorist to share liability in a pedestrian accident.
To protect your claim, you should have documentation of your injuries, which is why you should seek medical treatment immediately after the pedestrian accident. A San Diego pedestrian accident attorney will help obtain your medical records and additional evidence to prove the severity of your injuries.
Other evidence that may help your claim includes:
- photographs of visible injuries;
- photographs of the accident scene;
- witness statements;
- damaged clothing; and
- police reports.
In an effort to maximize the value of your claim, your pedestrian accident attorney will advocate you do not take on more liability than you should. To learn more about pedestrian accidents, please visit our article library.
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