Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Orange County

Serving Pedestrians with Compassionate Legal Assistance

There are few accidents more traumatizing than pedestrian accidents – and unfortunately, statistics show that the number of pedestrian fatalities is actually rising year after year. More than 2,600 pedestrians were killed in the first six months of 2017 alone, and more than 70,000 people are estimated to suffer serious injuries as pedestrians every year.

This alarming trend is also preventable for the most part, as the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by vehicle driver negligence. Cars, trucks, and even small vehicles like electric scooters can cause catastrophic injuries that leave you unable to return to a normal life. If your life has been negatively impacted as a result of a serious pedestrian accident, our Orange County pedestrian lawyers at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg are standing by to fight for the compensation you need.

With more than 37 years of experience, Marshall Silberberg and his team can seek the damages you need to recover. Contact us at (949) 565-4281 today for a case review.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

While there are any number of reasons a car or other motor vehicle could injure a pedestrian, there are some common causes. More than 90 percent of pedestrian accidents occur on sunny days, and seniors and children are the most likely to be affected. This is because cars and other vehicles tend to become more careless in the summer months, and they may not always be looking out for slower pedestrians.

Regardless of the reason, there are many causes of pedestrian accidents that can make a driver liable for your injuries, including:

  • Failing to stop at unmarked crosswalks
  • Using alcohol and driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving, either by texting or using the phone
  • Failing to observe traffic laws
  • Making an improper or hasty turn
  • Failing to use appropriate headlights at night

The Duty of Care in Pedestrian Accidents

Although drivers are often seen as automatically responsible for pedestrian’s safety, drivers and pedestrians do have a legal duty of care towards one another. Both parties must obey all the laws, and take reasonable precautions to avoid collision. In some cases, this could mean that the pedestrian shares a portion of the liability for their accident. However, because vehicles are so much larger and faster than pedestrians, the injuries sustained by a pedestrian party tend to be worse, and that too can affect the outcome of a case.

Because California abides by the pure comparative negligence rule, a jury will determine how to award compensation based on the percentage of fault for each party. That means if you were 20% responsible for your accident as a pedestrian, either because you were jaywalking or distracted by a cell phone, your share of the compensation claimed would be reduced to 80% of the total – but you can still recover a significant level of financial recovery, even after fault has been allocated out in this way.

Committed to Fighting for Compensation

At the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, we don’t back down in the face of insurance companies or drivers who may try to claim that you were solely responsible for your pedestrian accident. Your injuries may range from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to spinal cord damage to full-body paralysis, and these are simply not comparable to those sustained by most drivers in pedestrian accidents.

Our Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts over the years, and we promise to uncover every stone in the pursuit of justice. We know how debilitating your injuries can be, and with almost 40 years of combined legal experience, we can fight on your behalf.

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You Deserve to be Compensated

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  1. Results-Driven

    Our tenacity and work ethic set us apart. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and really get to work on a case. From our personal meetings with prominent field experts to the development and strategy of your overall case, we will zealously stand by your side from start to finish.

  2. Compassionate

    At our firm, the attorney-client relationship is sacred. We are committed to bringing a sense of peace to the victims and families we represent. Nothing is more rewarding than when we can help our clients ease the pain and frustration their injuries have caused them.

  3. Connected

    We have spent decades cultivating close working relationships with an array of physicians and industry experts. We use these connections to provide invaluable insight and expert testimonies on the cases we take to court.

  4. Experienced

    Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

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