Jan 6, 2019

Determining Liability in Pedestrian Texting Accidents

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Modern social media and phones have infected every part of contemporary life. No matter where you are or where you go you will always see people enamored by their handheld electronics. The issue seems to be even more so in Southern California.

Now with texting and walking and texting while driving, we have two potentially liable parties. Usually, a motorist is responsible almost always when hitting a person on foot. But now, the pedestrian could be 100% at fault for causing their own injury. This exception to the rule is because the walker could have been texting and simply walked directly in front of an oncoming car. In other words, the pedestrian did not have the right of way, and there was no time to slow the vehicle.

There are considerable concerns about drivers texting when they should be paying attention to the road. Altogether, these issues are drivers' worst nightmares -- what happens if you strike someone that should have otherwise been paying attention?

Experts Can Sift Through the Various Factors to Determine Fault for the Pedestrian Accident.

Such answers are not always so clear-cut. There are many factors at play, and some are out of your control. Also, this could include the walker's position on the road or sidewalk. Examples include if they were crossing in a no-crossing zone, weather and lighting conditions, local laws, and other considerations. The complex picture is not one that a simple driver wants to deal with.

A Skilled Attorney Leads and Commands His Team of Experts to Come in for the Big Win.

Winning is the name of the game, and everything is on the line in a pedestrian accident case. There is no need to be dragged into a multi-year fight over whose fault the accident was. So if you were the pedestrian, we would be able to determine if the driver was not paying attention. Our experts know how to present evidence that will minimize your liability in the accident.

His team works with California's best accident reconstructionists to determine exactly how the disabling, jolting event happened. By surveying witnesses, finding any CCTV video, and collecting forensic evidence, the exact cause may get pinpointed. So by putting all of these factors together with Ehline's case-building skills, hopefully, you will win. You can avoid going to court and get back to your life.

For more information or to talk to one of Ehline Law's team of experts, call or email us today. We answer the call 24/7 and offer you a chance to get proper legal care. Also, we are available for free consultations to discuss your options. Last, we will travel anywhere in the state to discuss.

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