At High Rise Financial, every victim of an automobile vs pedetrian personal injury accident has an opportunity to receive pre-settlement funding for your case depending on certain qualifications such as 1) having an attorney of record; 2) having an ongoing legal claim or lawsuit regarding personal injuries you faced and 3) other merits of your claim regarding liability and chances of success.
The law regarding automobiles and pedestrians’ respective duties is governed in part by California Vehicle Code Section 21950:
“(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.”
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This is a primary piece of law that will be analyzed reviewed and debated when determining the chances of success depending on the depth of liability for the vehicle versus the pedestrian. As your attorney litigates your case or lawsuit against the wrongdoing third-party also known as the defendant, time and money will be spent on your claim. If the other side presents a low settlement offer which your attorney recommends against based on your injuries and medical treatment, you can still pursue your legal claim even if you are need of urgent funding or cash to continue to live your life and pay for your medical bills and other expenses.
We will work hand in hand with your pedestrian accident attorney when determining whether you qualify for cash funding for your lawsuit.