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Santa Barbara Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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In a resort city like Santa Barbara with beautiful weather and beautiful scenery, there are bound to be a lot of pedestrians out on the trails, streets, and beaches. There are a number of walking groups, walking tours, and people who walk to work. In fact, Santa Barbara has even been designated as a gold level walking-friendly city and has a pedestrian master plan with the goal of increasing Santa Barbara’s walkability and keeping pedestrians safe from accidents. Pedestrian accidents do occur in Santa Barbara, however, and when they do, the resulting injuries can be devastating.

Santa Barbara pedestrian accident attorneys know that injuries involved in pedestrian accidents frequently include cuts and lacerations, broken bones, dislocations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal bleeding and organ damage. Fortunately for pedestrians and their families, pedestrian laws are in place to protect pedestrians from other people’s negligent conduct and when they are injured due to someone else’s negligence, they have a right to be compensated for their injuries and damages.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accident injuries vary in severity often depending on the cause of the accident. See below for common causes of pedestrian accidents.

  • Automobiles – When pedestrians are struck by automobiles, it is often due to automobiles failing to follow rules of the road such as stopping fully at stop signs, failing to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way, distracted driving, speeding, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and disobeying school zone signs.
  • Bicyclists – Bicyclists are often looking out for their own back while riding on Santa Barbara roads and sometimes they do not see pedestrians and fail to yield to their right of way in crosswalks. Riding a bicycle on the sidewalk is not permitted in Santa Barbara, but sometimes it happens and sometimes bicyclists hit pedestrians.
  • Electric scooters – Electric scooters are a relatively new mode of transportation and there are many inexperienced riders out there. They may lose control, not follow city ordinances, or simply fail to yield to pedestrians when they should and cause an accident.
  • Dangerous sidewalks and crosswalks – Pedestrians can be injured on sidewalks and crosswalks due to a number of dangers including broken, cracked, and uneven pavement, unexpected walkway obstructions, or loose grates.

Financial recovery

When someone else’s negligence has caused a pedestrian accident, damages, and injuries that may be recoverable include, but are not limited to, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, medical bills, and future medical bills. In fatal pedestrian accidents, depending on the circumstances, wrongful death and/or survival action may be brought. A wrongful death claim may be made by certain close family members who have sustained losses due to the decedent’s death. Survival actions are brought on behalf of the decedent’s estate to recover for the injuries and damages sustained before he or she died.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact a Santa Barbara pedestrian accident attorney at The Compass Law Group, PC to schedule a consultation.

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Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.

Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.

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