California Pedestrian Rights and Responsibilities (Part B)

Californian pedestrians have certain rights and responsibilities that factor into liability in the unfortunate event of a pedestrian accident in San Diego. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a California pedestrian rights attorney. The negligence rules and overlapping responsibilities can complicate the issues that govern your claim

In addition to considerations for a pedestrian's duty to uphold certain travel standards, the California Vehicle Code also stipulates specific rights that pedestrians are entitled to, such as: 

  • convenient travel and access with reasonable safety from injury; 
  • that vehicles should grant the right of way to pedestrians whether a crosswalk is being used or not; 
  • that vehicles should exercise proper care and caution, including slowing down when near pedestrians, to ensure the safety of pedestrians; and 
  • that when vehicles are stopped at a crosswalk, a driver in the rear shall not attempt to pass or overtake the front vehicle, which might pose a risk to pedestrians in the crosswalk. 

The serious nature of pedestrian accidents and their common injuries, which can include spinal cord injuries, brain damage, or complex fractures, make pedestrian accidents a very high stake ordeal for the parties involved and their respective insurance companies.

There is a startlingly high lack of awareness about the laws that govern the conduct of pedestrians and motor vehicles toward one another, so it is important to retain the services of a California pedestrian rights attorney with experience handling cases and injuries similar to yours. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in San Diego, contact an attorney who can explain your rights and defend them in your accident claim. You should not be held accountable for someone else's negligence on the road.

Take Control of Your Pedestrian Accident in San Diego by Contacting a California Pedestrian Rights Attorney

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