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San Luis Obispo Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

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San Luis Obispo Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At James McKiernan Lawyers, we understand the pleasure and practicality of walking places. However, we also understand the risks pedestrians run when taking even a short walk down the block. Children are particularly in danger because of their smaller size and underdeveloped safety instincts. When you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian accident, speak with the San Luis Obispo pedestrian accident attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers for legal guidance.

Causes of Pedestrian & Auto Accidents

Every year, more than 100 people are killed in pedestrian in California. Thousands more are injured. Many accidents are caused by lack of motorist attention — cyclists are at a serious disadvantage in a collision with a car, truck or motorcycle. A study conducted by the University of North Carolina and the U.S. Department of Transportation analyzed 750 motor vehicle and pedestrian collisions. They found the main causes of pedestrian and auto accidents were:

  • Motorists failing to yield the right of way
  • Motorists overtaking pedestrians
  • Motorists unexpectedly turning
  • Drunk driving
  • Malfunctioning road signals and signage
  • Dangerous intersections
  • Pedestrians unexpectedly crossing the street
  • Distracted motorists/pedstrians
  • Rideshare vehicles
  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Commercial trucks
  • Motorcycles

San Luis Obispo pedestrian accident attorneys understand that a motorist may be 100% at fault for an accident, or the pedestrian may share some of the blame.

Even if you were partially at fault for the collision, you can still recover compensation under California’s comparative fault laws. If you do share blame with a motorist, your final award may be reduced according to your percentage of fault.

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Safety Tips for Pedestrians

San Luis Obispo is known for its beautiful weather — it is part of the reason the area attracts so many pedestrians. To stay safe on the road, pedestrians should stay alert and attentive. Even the most cautious pedestrians can be struck by an inattentive driver. If you’ve been injured, retain our San Luis Obispo pedestrian accident attorneys for effective, comprehensive legal representation. We focus a large portion of our practice to personal injury law — our team has litigated and negotiated countless accident claims for clients in and around San Luis Obispo.

Get Help for Your Pedestrian Accident Today from Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys

Picture of founder and principal attorney, James McKiernanNo doubt, the people of San Luis Obispo love walking. However, when a pleasant walk turns into a life-threatening ordeal, you need counsel from the sharp attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers. Our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers in San Luis Obispo can help you.

We operate on a contingency basis — meaning there are no fees collected unless you win compensation. Let us help you obtain the compensation you need to pay your bills and support your family while you recover from your injuries.

For a free initial consultation, contact our firm to schedule an appointment. Call us anytime at 800-200-HURT or stop by our office.

Let us answer your questions and address all your concerns so you can feel confident proceeding with a civil case. We look forward to helping you on the road to recovery.

 

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