Pedestrian Accidents

What are the Laws in California Regarding a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?

It’s dangerous out there being a pedestrian. Not only do you have to worry about California’s crumbling sidewalks, but distracted and aggressive motorists show very little respect for pedestrians. According to one source, pedestrian deaths account for 22% of all traffic fatalities, so it important that pedestrians protect themselves. At the Beliz Law Firm, we…

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Three Tips on How to Deal with Insurance Companies

Most personal injuries claim are handled by insurance companies. In the majority of states, even for car accidents, this is an adversarial process. You and the insurance are on opposite sides of the negotiation, and it is just that – a negotiation. It’s important to recognize that the insurance company has every incentive to pay…

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Common Injuries Faced by Pedestrians After a Car Accident

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, they very seldom have the advantage. The car is larger and it’s moving faster. Even a car moving at the relatively slow speed of 10 mph can do serious irreversible damage to a defenseless pedestrian. While the pedestrian has a duty to obey traffic signals and traffic…

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Common Reasons Why Pedestrian Accidents Happen in California

Walking might be a healthy alternative to driving, but walking is also risky. Pedestrians, unlike motorists, are completely unprotected in a collision, which dramatically increases their chances of death or serious bodily injury. Furthermore, many hazards exist for the unwary pedestrian, who can slip or trip and injure themselves on public or private property. If…

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I Was Hit By a Car While Walking, Now What?

A pedestrian accident can leave you in critical condition. Since a pedestrian lacks protection from a vehicle, this type of accident can result in a severe injury like fractures to the extremities, a disability, and even death. As an injured pedestrian accident victim, you can seek monetary compensation for your damages if the driver was…

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