California has the highest number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the country. Even though pedestrians have the right of way, these accidents may occur when a person is crossing the street or waiting on the sidewalk to cross. A pedestrian who is injured by a driver in these situations may want to file a personal injury lawsuit but be uncertain about how to pay for it. Lawsuits are expensive, and even when done on a contingency basis incur legal fees, expert costs and other costs associated with trial and litigation. The injured person might be eligible for legal funding, commonly called a cash advance for a lawsuit or a lawsuit loan, that allows them to continue living their lives while their Los Angeles personal injury lawsuit or case is pending.
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen and when Negligence is Involved
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A driver is considered to be negligent when that driver fails to observe a reasonable amount of care while behind the wheel. Actions that could be considered negligent on the part of the driver include not yielding to pedestrians, speeding, driving under the influence, not using a turn signal and ignoring traffic signals and signs. Drivers are also expected to be more cautious in areas where children may be playing such as playgrounds, schools and residential neighborhoods. In turn, pedestrians can take precautions to make themselves safer such as using crosswalks and observing “walk” and “don’t walk” signals.
If you or a loved one was a pedestrian victim in a vehicle or automobile accident that was another person’s fault and have an ongoing legal case, contact High Rise Financial to apply for cash funding for your lawsuit. With funding that is commonly called a lawsuit loan or cash advance for a lawsuit, you will be able to focus on recovering rather than worrying about a loss of income or difficulty affording finances during this hardship.
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