Oakland Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Attorney In Oakland

We understand 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.

A 72-year-old pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck. David G. Smith helped reach a settlement for the man and his wife, totaling $4,515,000.

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. To get a free and personal consultation with David G. Smith, call 510-431-2598 or contact us online.

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."

Children Hit By Cars Or Trucks In Oakland

Children out walking are often injured by cars or trucks. Local counties, including Alameda County, have the worst rating for pedestrian safety in school zones according to Zendrive. 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 an additional problems from those injury five, seven, even nine 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 or email us today to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Oakland.