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Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Office of Traffic Safety, no state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by the negligence of a driver, call Derek L. Casey to fight for justice.

Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Modesto, CA

None of us expect to have our lives changed when we head to the bus, go out for a run, or take a stroll on the streets of Stanislaus County. But all too often, negligent drivers fail to see pedestrians—with devastating consequences. Whether that driver was distracted, under the influence, or simply not following road rules, you shouldn’t have to bear the blame for your injuries.

Derek L. Casey is an experienced pedestrian accident attorney with extensive experience determining fault and dealing with insurance companies on your behalf. If you were recently involved in a pedestrian accident and need advice about your next steps, Derek L. Casey can help.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents can have numerous causes, and any insurance companies involved are likely to point the finger at anyone but their insured driver. They may argue that their driver had low visibility, that pedestrian signs were not properly placed, or that you were not in a place you should be. In these complex situations, you need an attorney who can adapt to any new information and arrive at a favorable outcome for you.

Derek L. Casey has helped pedestrians receive compensation for injuries incurred from many forms of negligence, including but not limited to:

  • Hit and run
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to follow road signs
  • Distracted driving & texting while driving
  • Hazardous conditions on another person’s property
  • Lax safety near construction sites

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Can I still be compensated if I was jaywalking?
If you were jaywalking or otherwise partially at fault, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. The process will be more difficult in these cases, however, and you may be awarded a reduced amount. That said, if you had any amount of fault in your accident, it’s even more important than ever to have a skilled attorney on your side. Derek L. Casey can help fight to reduce your liability and receive a higher compensatory award.
Do pedestrians have the right of way in California?
Yes. California’s rules of the road require drivers to yield to pedestrians at marked OR unmarked crosswalks, intersections, roundabouts, safety zones, and stopped school buses, among other situations. A pedestrian is any person on foot or using rollerblades, a skateboard, a wheelchair, or other conveyance (except for bicycles, which must be operated according to the vehicle code). If you’ve been struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, call Derek L. Casey to review the circumstances in your case today!
Can I claim compensation for a pedestrian hit and run?
Yes. Even if we cannot locate the driver, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. You can claim several damages through your own auto insurance, including out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages from your injuries, and other damages. You may also be able to claim worker’s compensation. Navigating this process can be very stressful on your own—call Derek L. Casey to explore all of your options and file the strongest possible claim.

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