Beverly Hills Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian knock-downs and injuries remain a major concern in Southern California, where thousands of serious and fatal accidents are reported each year. Very often it is the elderly or young children who fall victim to careless or negligent drivers.
According to the California Vehicle Code, motorists “shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
Ellis Law’s personal injury lawyers have noticed a significant increase in pedestrian accidents throughout the greater Los Angeles County, where walking and sightseeing are common. If you were struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian in Beverly Hills, you have rights, and Ellis Injury Law can help you protect those rights while seeking the justice you deserve.
California is a comparative fault state, which means that even if you were partially responsible for your pedestrian accident, you can still recover damages. Our veteran legal team performs thorough investigations, knows how to play hardball with insurance companies and push for the maximum legal recovery.
Arrange a free, confidential case review with a Beverly Hills pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm by calling or texting today.
What constitutes a pedestrian in California?
California Vehicle Code 467 outlines the legal definition of a pedestrian. Any person who is walking, riding a device that is self-propelled other than a bicycle, or using a motorized assistive device for transportation because of disability is considered a pedestrian.
The law states that people who are using the following devices are also considered pedestrians.
- Roller skates
- Ice skates
- Non-electric scooters
Individuals who are riding E-bikes, hoverboards or electric scooters are not deemed pedestrians under the California Vehicle Code.
Seeking maximum damages for pedestrian injuries
Victims can still pursue compensation after a pedestrian knock-down, even if the driver fled the scene, or the vehicle plate number is unknown. At Ellis Law, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have extensive experience successfully handling pedestrian accident cases involving hit and runs and multiple liable parties.
We prepare every claim as if it were going to trial, and have a proven history of recovering substantial verdicts and settlements. Our attorneys will look into every avenue of recovery, whether through the at-fault driver’s insurance or through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.
Insurance companies are in the business of maximizing their own profits by denying or diminishing the value of valid claims. Your own insurance company may offer a quick settlement check to avoid litigation, but this is usually a fraction of the money to which you are entitled.
Victims deserve fair reparations for their suffering, and Ellis Injury Law is here to help them obtain reimbursement for:
- Ambulance service and emergency room care
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of current and future income
- Worsened quality of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of spousal consortium
- Pain and suffering
Free consultation with Beverly Hills pedestrian accident lawyers
There is no cost or risk to meet with a personal injury attorney at Ellis Law, as we collect our legal fees only after obtaining money damages on your behalf. Our award-winning legal team is committed to the success of your case, and provides attentive, compassionate support every step of the way.
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