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Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrians are completely vulnerable on the road. They’re more likely to suffer severe injuries or death in an accident involving a motor vehicle, so the onus is on OC drivers to keep them safe – or pay the price.


We Provide Strong Legal Protection for Injured Pedestrians

You may have been hit while in a crosswalk, in a parking lot, while exiting a bus or car, or have been sideswiped by a motor vehicle. What can you do now? You can call us.

At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, our Orange County car accident lawyers have been helping injury victims since 1974. In addition to our legal knowledge, we offer our clients the depth of experience that comes from over forty years of investigating pedestrian accidents, arranging treatment with doctors and medical specialists, and negotiating settlements with insurance companies. Your consultation is free, and if we represent you, there are no upfront fees. Please call (949) 752-7474 to schedule a meeting today.

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Drivers Aren’t the Only Ones Responsible for Safety

When a vehicle is traveling at higher speeds, it increases both the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck and the severity of the pedestrian’s injury. Cars or trucks that are going too fast can’t stop completely at red lights, and these drivers rarely take the time to look out their windows and make sure the way is clear before attempting a right turn or crossing an intersection.

Beach Boulevard is one of these dangerous roads, especially where it crosses Chapman Avenue and Lampson Street. Alicia Parkway is another place where we see too many pedestrians injured. “The road of death,” Santiago Canyon Road where it crosses Jamboree Road and turns into Chapman Avenue, has been called the most dangerous intersection in Orange County. Is the municipality responsible for crashes here? We’ll explore that option.

Remember, a person out walking can also be harmed by hazards created by defective or dangerous conditions on a sidewalk or in a parking lot. Business owners, municipalities, or other third parties may also be held liable if they were negligent and allowed you to get hurt. We can examine the scene of your accident and look for the evidence we need to prove your case.

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What If They Say I Was to Blame?

Almost three-fourths of all pedestrian accidents in the United States happen at night or dusk. Yes, it can be harder to see you at these times, but the driver cannot claim you were negligent by failing to carry a flashlight or wearing reflective clothing. It would be a good idea, certainly; but there’s no legal uniform for pedestrians. Drivers must stop fully and ascertain that their path is clear before proceeding. If they can’t see, they can’t go.

But what if you did not cross the street at a designated crosswalk or intersection? What if there was no sidewalk, and you were walking on the shoulder and facing traffic? In that case, a legal concept called “comparative negligence” would come into play. In California, any money you can get from a personal injury lawsuit will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you crossed as the “walk” light was flashing red and were knocked down by a car sneaking through the intersection, a jury might find that you were 10% to blame for your injuries. However, the driver is still 90% at fault, and would owe you 90% of whatever amount the jury had decided was fair.

When we go to the negotiation table with the insurance companies in your case, we will consider all the facts before us and present them in the strongest light. It is definitely worth filing a claim after you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Orange County.

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We Helped Them. We Can Help You.

Our client was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk and suffered major internal injuries. The at-fault driver argued he had the green light, and that our client had entered the crosswalk against the red light. We settled for $1 million with National Union Fire Insurance.

Our client, a young mother of four, sustained severe pelvic and internal injuries after she was struck by a trash truck at the corner of an intersection. The truck driver alleged that our client stepped off the curb after he had almost completed his turn. We settled with Fireman’s Fund/AIG for $2.7 million.

If you've been injured as a pedestrian, we urge you to contact Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie immediately. Once we’re involved, we’ll protect your rights, search for critical evidence, handle all the paperwork, and help you get necessary medical treatment. Our OC personal injury attorneys have successfully settled thousands of cases for clients in the past 40 years, and won hundreds of millions of dollars. Plus, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid when you do.

Call (949) 752-7474 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.

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Pedestrian Verdicts and Settlements

  • $3,250,000 - Pedestrian struck by truck
  • $2,700,000 - Pedestrian accident resulting in serious injuries
  • $1,000,000 - Pedestrian suffered major internal injuries
  • $750,000 - Jaywalking client struck by car

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We're sorry about what happened to you. It shouldn't have, and that's why we do what we do - go after justice for people who were injured by someone else. You're not alone. Reach out, engage with us, and contribute your expertise to the process. This is a relationship - we can learn just as much from you as you can from us!

After all, it's your needs we're fulfilling. If you want a great Orange County personal injury attorney who you can trust, contact Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie.

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4400 MacArthur Blvd Ste 370
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll Free: (888) 752-7474
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