If you or a family member are involved in a crosswalk accident, then you should seek legal counsel.
Your Legal Rights:
According to California State Law Vehicle Code Section 21950:
- The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
- This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
- The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.
- Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.
Our law firm has been successfully handling personal injury accident cases since 1992 in Sonoma County. We have recently handled several crosswalk injury and fatality cases. Our experts and attorneys have worked hard to get the best results for the aggrieved families of these tragic and unnecessary accidents.