CALIFORNIA PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Representing injured pedestrians who are victims of other people’s
negligence and recklessness in California

Available 24/7. Zero fees until we win.

RTM Law specializes in delivering justice for pedestrians affected by accidents across California. Our expert legal team is deeply committed to supporting you through the aftermath of an accident. We understand the multifaceted impact an accident can have — physically, emotionally, and financially. Our approach is to fight tenaciously for your rights, ensuring you receive the comprehensive compensation necessary for your recovery and rehabilitation.

 

Our firm’s legal expertise spans a broad spectrum of pedestrian crash cases, including:

  • Incidents involving cars, commercial vehicles, and shared mobility devices.
  • ✔ Hit and run accidents and distracted or drunk driving incidents.
  • ✔ Accidents occurring in crosswalks, school zones, parking lots, and unmarked crosswalks.

We believe in achieving significant victories, not just successful outcomes. Our goal is to ensure you and your loved ones are rightfully compensated for medical expenses, property damage, emotional distress, and other losses.

Common Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can result in various injuries, ranging from minor to severe, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries (e.g., bruises, sprains, strains, whiplash)
  • Bone fractures and breaks (e.g., fractures in back, hands, wrists, arms, legs)
  • Head and neck injuries (e.g., concussions, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash)
  • Spinal injuries (potentially leading to paralysis)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations and scrapes
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Abrasions and road rash
  • Facial injuries and dental trauma
  • Amputations or severe limb injuries
  • Psychological trauma (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression)

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Cause of Pedestrian Accidents
Leading to Personal Injury

Pedestrian accident injuries are caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • ✔ Vehicle-Pedestrian Collisions
  • ✔ Hit and Run Accidents
  • ✔ Accidents Involving Bicycles or Motorcycles
  • ✔ Accidents at Intersections or Crosswalks
  • ✔ Accidents Due to Distracted or Drunk Driving
  • ✔ Accidents Involving Public Transportation (e.g., buses, trams)
  • ✔ School Zone and Playground Accidents
  • ✔ Parking Lot Accidents
  • ✔ Accidents on Private Property
  • ✔ Slip and Fall Accidents on Public Sidewalks
  • ✔ Accidents Due to Poor Road or Sidewalk Maintenance
  • ✔ Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks)
  • ✔ Accidents in Construction Zones

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Why Trust RTM Law Firm With
Your Pedestrian Accident Case?

Unmatched Expertise and Dedication

Our team of attorneys, medical professionals, and case managers are experts in California law, offering unrivaled knowledge and commitment.

Personalized Legal Assistance

Our California pedestrian accident attorney recognizes that each case is unique. Our tailored strategies ensure your story is effectively presented and your needs are met throughout the legal process.

Proven Track Record of Success

Our history of securing substantial settlements and verdicts speaks to our commitment and expertise in representing personal injury victims.

Your Rights After a Pedestrian
Accident in California

The first step to getting a fair settlement from your accident claim is to be aware of your rights as the accident victim:

  • Right to Medical Treatment: You have the right to receive immediate and appropriate medical care for your injuries, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
  • Right to File a Personal Injury Claim: You can file a claim against the at-fault party for compensation covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Right to Legal Representation: You are entitled to hire a California pedestrian accident lawyer to represent your interests, guide you through the legal process, and handle negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Right to Compensation Even if Partially At Fault: Under California’s comparative negligence law, you can still receive compensation even if you share some fault for the accident, though the amount will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

 

In the unfortunate event of pedestrian fatalities, there may be grounds for a wrongful death claim by family members of the deceased.  Injury lawyers can help families of those killed in a pedestrian accident to file a personal injury case and recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of present and future income, loss of companionship, and other damages.

Your Rights After a Pedestrian
Accident in California

Proving liability in pedestrian accidents involves establishing who was at fault for the accident and to what extent. Key steps in this process typically include:

Gathering Evidence

Collecting evidence from the accident scene, such as photographs, videos, police reports, and witness statements, is crucial. This evidence can help reconstruct the accident and identify the parties involved.

Establishing Negligence

To prove liability, it’s necessary to show that the party at fault (often a driver) acted negligently. This means demonstrating that they had a duty of care (e.g., to drive safely), breached that duty (e.g., by speeding or driving distractedly), and that this breach directly caused the accident and your injuries.

Investigating Road and Weather Conditions

The conditions of the road and weather at the time of the accident can also be factors. Poor road maintenance, lack of proper signage, or severe weather conditions might contribute to the accident.

Utilizing Expert Testimony

Experts such as accident reconstruction specialists, traffic engineers, or medical professionals can provide insights and opinions that support your claim.

Reviewing Relevant Laws and Regulations

Understanding and applying local traffic laws and regulations is essential. For example, DMV laws regarding right-of-way, pedestrian crossings, and speed limits can influence liability.

Comparative Fault Assessment

In many cases, both the driver and the pedestrian may bear some level of fault. California’s comparative negligence rule means that compensation can still be awarded even if the pedestrian was partially at fault, though it may be reduced proportionally.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Negotiating with insurance companies is a critical part of the process. They often have their own assessments of liability and may offer settlements based on these assessments.

The assistance of a skilled California pedestrian accident attorney is crucial to effectively navigate this process and ensure that the victim’s rights are protected.

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Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California accident lawyers.

Excellent
Based on 66 reviews
Spencer Shields
Spencer Shields
2023-11-15
I was extremely thrilled with Ramin. His work ethic and professionalism made me feel very comfortable during my case. His punctuation was great and he was personable to talk with. I would highly recommend him as solid representation. Thank you so much 😊
Kayla Neff
Kayla Neff
2023-11-11
My experience with RTM LAW was very good! I got into a car accident and sustained bodily injuries, and they were very helpfully and commutative during the entire process. They are very nice people and I would absolutely recommend them to any of my family and friends.
Lester Alvarez
Lester Alvarez
2023-10-11
I recommend this group
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Dreaa xxo
2023-10-04
I had a great experience working with RTM! Rina my case manager was the best, always worked overtime just to adhere to my needs. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends!
Wendy Diaz
Wendy Diaz
2023-08-29
Highly recommend. Extremely satisfied with RTM Law and all the staff who helped in this case.
Michelle Manian
Michelle Manian
2023-08-28
Ramin is a very kind understanding patient person who helped me with a situation. He gave me some great advice and insight. I found him via Google search, and I would recommend him. If you need legal advice, give him a call.
Jeff Fayngor
Jeff Fayngor
2023-08-10
Amazing law firm. We work with RTM law on multiple cases and can say with certainty they are a solid firm. They always treat our clients right and fight for whats right. They are a no nonsense type of firm. If you need a fighter in your corner call RTM
Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
2023-07-11
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

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California Pedestrian Accident Lawyer: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

How do I choose the right pedestrian accident attorney in California?

Look for a lawyer with experience in pedestrian accident cases, a strong track record of successful outcomes, knowledge of California’s specific pedestrian laws, and someone who communicates clearly and compassionately.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a pedestrian accident claim in California?

Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in California. However, there are exceptions, so it’s important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible.

Can I still get compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?

Yes, under California’s comparative negligence law, you can still recover compensation even if you were partly at fault, though your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What types of compensation can my injury lawyer recover in a California pedestrian accident case?

Compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and, in some cases, punitive damages.

How long does it typically take to settle a pedestrian accident claim in California?

The time to settle can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of your injuries, and negotiation with insurance companies. It can range from a few months to several years.

Do I need a lawyer if the insurance company has offered me a settlement?

Yes, it’s advisable to consult with a lawyer before accepting any settlement offer. Insurance companies often offer less than the full value of your claim, and a lawyer can help ensure you receive fair compensation.

How can a pedestrian accident lawyer help prove negligence?

A lawyer will gather evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and surveillance footage. They may also consult experts to reconstruct the accident scene. The goal is to demonstrate that the driver (or another party) failed to exercise reasonable care, leading to the accident and your injuries.

A loved one with Autism was injured in a pedestrian accident. Can you help?

Yes, RTM Law can certainly help. Our firm has a strong focus on neurodiversity advocacy, and we are committed to providing specialized legal assistance to individuals with Autism who have been involved in pedestrian accidents. We understand the unique challenges and needs that may arise in such cases and are dedicated to ensuring that your loved one receives the compassionate, comprehensive, and effective representation they deserve. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can assist you and your loved one.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA
✔ Irvine, CA

✔ Laguna Beach, CA
✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA
✔ San Bernardino, CA

✔ San Clemente, CA
✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Santa Ana Heights, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

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At RTM Law, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice and compensation for pedestrian accident victims. We stand by our commitment to not charge any fees unless we win your case. 

 

Guided by the California Vehicle Code and relevant laws governing the rights of accident victims in the state, our team is dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected and your interests effectively represented.

 

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in California, don’t hesitate to seek the support you deserve. Contact RTM Law for a free consultation and embark on your journey to recovery and justice.

 

Call our California pedestrian accident lawyers at (949) 287-4342, or simply complete our contact form.