Oakland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
An elderly man dropped his car off at a tire store. A store employee was to drive him home. As the man crossed the street to get into the employee's vehicle, he was struck by a passing car. Attorney David G. Smith not only recovered financial compensation from the driver who struck the man, but also from the tire store. Years later, the son of the tire store owner was injured in an accident. His father referred him to Oakland pedestrian accident attorney David G. Smith, saying, "If anyone can get you money, this guy can."
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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Oakland
Oakland pedestrian accident attorney, David G. Smith understands the physical and financial challenges you face if you were struck by a car or truck as a pedestrian. Because pedestrians are so vulnerable to serious injuries and death, the laws in California are very clear about pedestrian right of way.
- Unless there is a stop light at both ends of the block, crossing a street outside of the crosswalk is not considered jaywalking.
- Even if the pedestrian was partially at fault, under California's comparative fault law, you still may be able to recover substantial damages.
If you were injured or a loved one was hit by a car and killed, contact Oakland pedestrian accident lawyer David G. Smith. We have successfully represented pedestrians hit by cars, trucks, and bicycles, as well as those who were injured in falls because of potholes, crumbling curbs, or uneven sidewalks. If a pedestrian has been injured in a hit and run accident, you may still be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Oakland can look at your own insurance to see if you have uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage that will pay for your injuries.
Children Hit by Cars or Trucks in Oakland
Children out walking are often injured by cars or trucks. There is a special statute of limitations for child victims of pedestrian accidents. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for bringing an injury case does not begin to run until the child reaches 18 years of age. This means that if a child was hit by a car at age 10 and then suffers a additional problems from those injury 5, 7, even 9 years later, they can still bring a claim.
Contact an Oakland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
Pedestrians have rights, and we will fight to protect yours. Oakland pedestrian accident attorney, David G Smith offers a free initial consultation to determine if you have a valid claim. We will help you understand the losses and expenses for which you can receive compensation; call 510-431-2598 | 925-308-6484 or e-mail us today to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Oakland.
"I was injured in two separate automobile accidents which were two years apart. In addition to the injuries sustained in those accidents I had other serious medical problems which made both cases much more complicated. Patiently and professionally Mr. Smith navigated both accident claims with four different insurance companies and obtained total settlements for both cases that we were very happy with. "
, Oakland, California