CROSSWALKS: If a California pedestrian victim crosses the street without a crosswalk, can he or she still make a bodily injury claim or still have a personal injury case?

In some cases, yes.

California law allows for an "apportionment of fault" which means the pedestrian may only be partly at fault and the motorist is also partly at fault.  There are laws that govern pedestrian accidents that occur outside of a crosswalk. Of course, if you were crossing a street without the help of signals or a crosswalk, an insurance provider may attempt to discredit your claims. However, this does not negate the duty of the motorist to react or control his or her car reasonably.  An experienced California pedestrian injury attorney should be immediately consulted to figure out what type of liability exposure, if any, you may have.

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