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Know some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents

Most people in Fullerton don't expect calamity to occur when they are out for a walk or a jog. Unfortunately, the reality is that pedestrian accidents are fairly common. Motorists these days have become more dangerous than ever it seems, as they are constantly distracted by their smartphones and other issues while driving. Sadly, it is pedestrians who pay the price for this negligence.

Our readers should know that there are some common situations in which a pedestrian accident may be more likely to occur. For instance, many pedestrians are struck by vehicles as they attempt to cross the road in a designated crosswalk. While some people might expect drivers to obey the laws by yielding to pedestrians in these areas, unfortunately that isn't the case in many instances. And the result can be tragic.

Most people are taught from a young age to "look both ways" before crossing the street. However, it is oftentimes a vehicle coming from another angle, perhaps making a right-hand at a red-light, that pedestrians might not see.

Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries, and sometimes fatalities. If the pedestrian has the right-of-way, the driver of the vehicle could be held accountable through a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit could result in an award of financial compensation that can be used to pay for the medical expenses that the victim incurs. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients recover the compensation they are entitled to. For more information, please visit the pedestrian accidents section of our law firm's website.

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