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When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is usually the primary legal target for a claim. However, there may be other parties that could be held liable, such as the owner of the vehicle, the manufacturer of a defective car part, or the government agency responsible for maintaining the road or sidewalk. It’s important to consider all potential liable parties when pursuing a claim for damages after a pedestrian accident.
In a pedestrian injury accident, multiple parties may bear legal responsibility depending on the specific circumstances. Drivers of vehicles involved in the accident, as well as parties responsible for maintaining the road, sidewalk, or parking lot where the accident took place may be held liable. Both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to abide by traffic rules and act with reasonable care. The determination of fault is based on the principle of negligence, which evaluates the duty of care owed by each party involved. Although the negligence of one party may be immediately apparent, a court may consider numerous factors when determining liability. Hence, it’s important to follow proper steps to fully assess the situation and determine the liable party. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police immediately
- Seek medical attention
- Don’t leave the scene of the accident
- Gather information, names and phone numbers of any witnesses
- Don’t make any statements to anyone, including drivers and insurance companies
As the injured party, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. You may be eligible to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the accident. In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, as the process of gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and negotiating with insurance companies can be complex and time-consuming. CAPITOL CITY LEGAL GROUP is well-versed in the nuances of pedestrian accident claims and can guide you through the process, advocating for your rights and managing your interactions with insurance companies. Act quickly to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
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