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Goleta Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Whether you walk for exercise or because you need to get from point A to point B, you likely have an expectation that you will get where you are going safely when traversing Goleta’s streets. Unfortunately, that is not always true. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, you may have grounds to file a pedestrian accident claim.

At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, we are advocates for injured people, including pedestrians who are struck down and seriously injured by motorists on Goleta’s roadways. Let our Goleta pedestrian accident attorney review the merits of your case and help you charter a way forward with your personal injury claim. Schedule a case evaluation now or call 805-683-2736 to set up an appointment with our team.

California’s Shocking Pedestrian Death Rate

California has an unfortunate distinction: more pedestrians die on the state’s roadways than anywhere else in the country. The death rate among pedestrians in California is 25% more than the national average, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Almost 7,500 pedestrians died on California’s roadways between the years 2009 and 2018, and greater than 14,000 sustained injuries during 2018 alone.

Some of the causes of pedestrian accidents in California include:

  • Driving while distracted by texting, phones, and other devices. Drivers often lose focus on the roadway and fail to see pedestrians, with the results often being deadly.
  • Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs. Drugs and alcohol continue to plague California’s roadways, with some pedestrian accidents occurring as a result.
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued. Drivers who get behind the wheel while sleepy have reflexes similar to those of someone who has been drinking alcohol.
  • Speeding or otherwise disobeying traffic laws or traffic control devices. It goes without saying that failing to follow the posted speed limit or other traffic regulations poses a safety risk to everyone in the driver’s vicinity.

Recovery Of Pedestrian Accident Damages

If you are injured as a pedestrian, the person who caused your injuries can be held liable. Our attorneys can help you determine if one or more individuals or entities are responsible, which is sometimes the case. A successful pedestrian accident claim recovers all of your losses due to the accident, making you financially whole again. This may include medical costs, lost income, and other damages, such as mental anguish or pain and suffering.

Our Goleta Pedestrian Accident Attorney—An Advocate For You

The Law Office of John B. Richards has a strong and proven track record of advocating for injured people. Our Goleta pedestrian accident attorney understands the nuances of personal injury law and has helped people just like you recover just and fair compensation for their injuries. Time is of the essence when filing your pedestrian accident claim—filing sooner rather than later helps preserve your right to hold the at-fault party accountable. Reach out now to schedule a case evaluation or call 805-683-2736.

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