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Pedestrian Accidents

Advocates for Pedestrian Accident Victims

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most devastating incidents on our roads. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic, leading to severe injuries or even fatalities. At Shaumyan & Derbarseghian LLP, we are committed to providing support, compassion, and expert legal representation to pedestrian accident victims and their families while tirelessly pursuing justice.

Why Choose Shaumyan & Derbarseghian LLP

  1. Extensive Experience
  2. Personalized Attention
  3. Aggressive Advocacy
  4. Compassion and Support

Understanding the Causes

Pedestrian accidents can happen for various reasons, and understanding the root causes is essential to preventing future incidents. Common factors include:

  • Distracted Driving: Motorists who are texting, using their phones, or otherwise distracted may not see pedestrians.
  • Speeding: Excessive speeds reduce reaction times, making it difficult for drivers to stop in time.
  • Failure to Yield: Motorists may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks or intersections.
  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug impairment can impair a driver’s judgment and reaction time.
  • Poor Visibility: Inadequate lighting, inclement weather, or obstructed views can make pedestrians less visible to drivers.

Prevention Methods

While we are dedicated to helping pedestrian accident victims seek justice, we are equally committed to promoting safety and preventing accidents. Here are some prevention methods for pedestrians and motorists:

For Pedestrians:

  1. Cross at Crosswalks: Whenever possible, use designated crosswalks and obey traffic signals.

  2. Stay Visible: Wear bright or reflective clothing, especially at night, to increase your visibility to drivers.

  3. Avoid Distractions: Stay focused while walking, especially near traffic. Avoid using phones or headphones.

  4. Look Both Ways: Always check for oncoming traffic before crossing the street, even when you have the right-of-way.

For Motorists:

  1. Stay Alert: Avoid distractions, including texting or using a phone while driving. Keep your eyes on the road.

  2. Yield to Pedestrians: Always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.

  3. Adhere to Speed Limits: Follow posted speed limits and slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.

  4. Use Caution in Poor Conditions: Exercise extra caution in adverse weather conditions or low-light situations.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s crucial to seek legal representation from experienced advocates who understand the complexities of these cases. We will listen to your story, evaluate your case, and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Your journey to justice begins now, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact Shaumyan & Derbarseghian LLP for a free consultation.

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