Santa Barbara Pedestrian Accident Law Firm
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 Santa Barbara pedestrian accident law firm of James McKiernan Lawyers for legal guidance.
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:
Our Santa Barbara pedestrian accident law firm understands 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.
Safety tips for pedestrians
Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara pedestrian accident law firm 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 Santa Barbara.
For serious legal help, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney
No doubt, the people of Santa Barbara love walking. However, when a pleasant walk turns into a life-threatening ordeal, you need counsel from the sharp attorneys at James McKiernan Lawyers. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We operate on a contingency basis — meaning there are no fees collected unless you win compensation.