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Injured in a pedestrian accident? The consequences can be life-altering. As one of California’s premier personal injury attorneys, we understand the severity of pedestrian injuries and the lasting impact they can have on your life. You need a dedicated advocate to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. With our world-class expertise, we navigate the legal complexities and take on the insurance companies, ensuring your voice is heard. Don’t let your injuries define your future. Let our skilled team be your guiding light. Because in pedestrian accident cases, having the right lawyer by your side is paramount. Contact us today

Do I Need A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

Having a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer on your side can make all the difference in obtaining the compensation and justice you deserve. Insurance companies are notorious for undervaluing claims and attempting to settle for less than what you truly deserve. A pedestrian accident attorney will fight on your behalf, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages you may have incurred.

Furthermore, an attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, gathering crucial evidence, building a strong case, and negotiating with insurance adjusters. We understand the importance of holding negligent parties accountable and securing your financial future after a devastating accident.

Additionally, pedestrian accident cases can involve multiple parties, such as drivers, vehicle owners, and even government entities responsible for road maintenance. A skilled lawyer will be able to identify all potentially liable parties and pursue claims against each one.

In conclusion, hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer greatly increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

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Legal Duty Of Care

In a California pedestrian accident case, the legal duty of care refers to the obligation of all road users, including drivers and pedestrians, to act responsibly and take reasonable precautions to avoid causing harm to others. For drivers, this includes obeying traffic laws, maintaining a safe speed, yielding the right of way when required, and being attentive to the presence of pedestrians. Pedestrians, on the other hand, must also follow traffic rules, use designated crosswalks, and exercise caution when crossing the street.

In personal injury cases, proving that a party breached their duty of care is a crucial element in establishing negligence. If a driver or pedestrian fails to uphold their duty of care and causes an accident, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries and damages.


Breach Of Duty Of Care

In a California pedestrian accident case, a breach of duty of care occurs when a party fails to uphold their legal obligation to act responsibly and take reasonable precautions to avoid causing harm to others. This breach can be the result of actions or inactions that deviate from what a reasonable person would do under the same circumstances.

A driver who is speeding, driving under the influence, or texting while driving may be considered to have breached their duty of care. A pedestrian who disregards traffic signals or crosses the street outside of a designated crosswalk might also be breaching their duty of care.

The injured party must demonstrate that the at-fault party’s breach directly caused their injuries and resulted in compensable damages.




In California pedestrian accident cases, damages represent the financial compensation awarded to the injured party to cover their losses. There are two main categories of damages: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages encompass quantifiable monetary losses, such as medical expenses for past and future treatment, lost income from missed work, and reduced earning capacity due to long-term or permanent injuries. Property damage, including damage to personal belongings as a result of the accident, is also covered.

Non-economic damages address subjective, non-monetary losses experienced by the victim. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and trauma caused by the accident. Additional non-economic damages consider the impact on relationships, such as loss of consortium for the victim’s spouse or partner, and the diminished ability to enjoy life due to sustained injuries



In California pedestrian accident cases, causation refers to the legal concept that links the at-fault party’s actions or negligence to the resulting injuries and damages sustained by the victim. To establish causation, the injured party must demonstrate two essential elements: cause-in-fact and proximate cause.

Cause-in-fact, also known as “actual cause,” requires showing that the accident would not have occurred but for the at-fault party’s actions or negligence. Proximate cause focuses on whether the injuries and damages were a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the at-fault party’s actions or negligence.

Proving causation is a critical component of a personal injury claim, as it directly impacts the victim’s ability to recover damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can help gather evidence, build a strong case, and demonstrate causation to ensure the victim receives the compensation they deserve under California law.


Scranton Law Firm has over 50 years experience and more than $500,000,000 recovered for our injured clients, Our team of world-class attorneys is committed to providing you with the highest quality representation and helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Don't face this challenging time alone fill out our confidential case evaluation form or call our legal team at (800) 400-8742 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer who can answer all your questions.

What Types Of Damages Are Available To California Pedestrian Accident Victims?

In California, pedestrian accident victims can seek compensation for the losses they have suffered. These damages can be divided into two main categories:

Economic Damages:

a. Medical expenses: Covers past and future medical treatment, rehabilitation, and any required ongoing care.

b. Lost income: Compensates for wages lost due to the inability to work after the accident, as well as future lost earning capacity. 

c. Property damage: Reimburses for damages to personal property as a result of the accident.

Non-economic Damages:

a. Pain and suffering: Compensates for the physical pain, emotional distress, and trauma experienced due to the accident.

b. Loss of consortium: Covers the loss of companionship, love, and support that the victim’s spouse or partner may experience.

c. Loss of enjoyment of life: Compensates for the victim’s diminished ability to enjoy their life due to their injuries.

In certain cases, where the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages may also be awarded. These damages are not intended to compensate the victim but rather to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

It’s crucial to have an experienced California personal injury attorney by your side to assess your case, identify all potential damages, and advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Can I Recover Damages If I am Being Blamed For A Pedestrian Accident In California?

Yes, you can still recover damages in California if you’re partially at fault for a pedestrian accident. California follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule, which means that your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault in the accident. For example, if you’re awarded $100,000 in damages but found to be 30% at fault, you’ll receive $70,000. It’s crucial to have a personal injury lawyer with experience handling pedestrian accidents on your side to help protect your rights and advocate for the best possible outcome in your case.


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What If I Have Lost A Loved One In A Fatal Pedestrian Accident?

Losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident is one of the most tragic things we deal with as personal injury lawyers. We understand that this is an incredibly challenging and heart-wrenching time for you and your family. While no amount of compensation can ever replace the person you’ve lost, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help alleviate the financial burden and bring a sense of justice to your family.

At the Scranton Law Firm, our compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We will shoulder the legal burden, allowing you to focus on grieving and healing with your loved ones. Our team will meticulously investigate the accident, identify all liable parties, and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for funeral expenses, lost income, and emotional suffering.

We understand that choosing the right attorney during this time is crucial. With our proven track record of success and dedication to our clients, you can trust that we will fight for your family’s best interests every step of the way. Allow us to be your advocate and partner in seeking justice for your loved one. Contact the Scranton Law Firm today to discuss your case and explore your legal options with our caring and knowledgeable team.

Scranton Law Firm Is Here To Help

As you take the crucial steps toward justice and healing after a pedestrian accident, remember that you don't have to face this battle alone. With over 50 years of experience, the Scranton Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of injured accident victims, recovering more than $500,000,000 in compensation. Our unparalleled dedication, skill, and proven track record make us the ideal partner in your pursuit of justice. We take pride in our commitment to our clients, ensuring that every case receives the personalized attention it deserves. Our compassionate approach and unwavering resolve have earned the trust and satisfaction of thousands of clients, and we are ready to help you navigate this challenging time.
Don't leave your future to chance. Let the Scranton Law Firm be your guiding light and fierce advocate. Contact us today to discuss your case, and allow our seasoned team of experts to put our vast experience and resources to work for you. Together, we will fight for the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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