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Pedestrian Accident: Who Is At Fault?

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.

04-May-2019

Even though pedestrians are the most vulnerable to use a roadway, there are certain rules and regulations pedestrians must adhere to in order to avoid accidents. For example, pedestrians must use crosswalks and follow road signs that tell them when it is safe to walk. The best way to avoid accidents is for pedestrians and cars to look at each other. Eye contact is a great way for pedestrians and drivers to see each other and know what each other is going to do. But sometimes that just isn’t possible. Our San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno has heard and seen it all. Our job is to hear the stories of those who have been injured. We are here to right wrongs. We cannot turn back time, but we can make sure that you are getting the representation you need to get compensation for the injuries you sustained.

Who Is At Fault?

Sometimes accidents happen at a time when no one is around. Sometimes police reports are wrong. Sometimes people lie. Sometimes people make up stories in order to get away from being held accountable. Having a good attorney by your side can be the difference between getting partially blamed or fully blamed.

California is a comparative negligent state. This means that the court looks to see who is partially responsible for the accident. For example, if a person is 20% at fault for an accident then the person who is 80% will provide full compensation less 20%. Comparative negligence is an attempt to fairly treat those who were in accidents when it wasn’t completely their fault. It is an attempt at fairness. However, sometimes with the wrong interpretation of a police report or a wrong testimony, the wrong people are considered at fault. This is why you need our strong attorneys by your side. We will tell the story that is true.

For example, a 79-year old woman was struck by a car at Mira Messa intersection early in the morning while the streets were still dark. The collision resulted in injuries such as a fractured pelvis and head injuries. Thankfully the older woman survived the accident, but she will need help with medical bills and accommodations. The investigators speculate that the older woman crossed against the light and was wearing too dark clothing for the driver to see her. The driver stayed at the accident and cooperated.

In this scenario the police report may state that the older woman may have crossed against the light, but how can we be sure? Maybe it was the car who did not stop in time for the light? Maybe the driver is at fault. Maybe both were at fault? Our job at the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno is to get to the truth and make sure that your truth is heard.

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