Motorcycle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Redding, California

Even when a person is surrounded by the protections provided by a vehicle, injuries from car accidents are common. It should not be surprising then that serious injuries are even more likely when a person is riding a motorcycle or a bicycle or walking near a road.

When a person is injured in an accident, they can sometimes collect compensation for their injuries. The ability to do so will depend on who is at fault for the accident. While cars are the vehicles that often cause the damage, this does not mean that the driver is always at fault.

Negligence and Proving Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

Most personal injuries revolve around the concept of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person fails to behave as a reasonably prudent person would in a given situation. A driver might be negligent if he or she failed to notice a pedestrian because he or she was texting at the time of the accident. Alternatively, if a pedestrian runs into the street in the middle of the night, in a poorly lit area, and is hit by a car in the process, the driver might not have done anything wrong. For an injured person to be able to collect damages, the driver will have to be found negligent.

Comparative Negligence in California Pedestrian Accidents

In many claims, the injured person might have been partially responsible for his or her own injuries. While a few states would bar a person from collecting compensation if he or she partially caused the injury, California practices comparative negligence. Under this system, a person can collect compensation even if he or she was partially to blame. The amount of compensation would be reduced by a percentage equal to the injured person’s share of the fault.

In cases with pedestrians, it is fairly common for the pedestrian to be intoxicated at the time of the accident. In these cases, there is a decent chance the pedestrian would be at least partially to blame.

Another factor for cyclists and motorcycle riders is whether they were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. This is because failing to wear a helmet can lead to head injuries that could have been prevented using a helmet.

Call For Your Free Consultation With One Of Our Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Redding, California

Pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle accident can lead to severe injuries. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Maire & Deedon at 530-246-6050 to discuss the details of your claim. Our personal injury attorneys excel at litigation and have won millions for injured clients.

For more information or a free consultation, contact Maire & Deedon, to discuss your case confidentially with one of our experienced lawyers. Please call us today at (530) 246-6050.

Maire & Deedon

2851 Park Marina Drive
Suite 300
Redding, CA96001
Telephone: 530-246-6050
Fax: 530-246-6060



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