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Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorney

A Brief Summary of the Following Page

  • Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian safety in Orange County is critical, and despite following traffic laws, accidents can occur due to others’ negligence. Immediate medical and legal help is vital for recovery and securing deserved compensation.
  • California Laws: California’s pedestrian laws, such as right-of-way, crosswalks, and jaywalking, are crucial for establishing liability in accidents. 
  • Recovering Damages: If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you may recover damages like medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.
  • Why Callahan & Blaine: At Callahan & Blaine, we differentiate ourselves with experienced lawyers, extensive insurance knowledge, and a history of significant settlements. Our readiness for trial, if necessary, ensures thorough representation for pedestrian accident victims in Orange County.
  • To schedule a consultation today, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.

When walking in Orange County, it is crucial to remain vigilant and follow all traffic laws and signals due to your lack of protection as a pedestrian. However, sometimes, no matter how safe you are, a driver or other party neglects their duty of care and causes an accident and serious injuries. After a collision, it is essential to seek medical attention and legal representation as soon as possible to start recovery and the claim process to achieve the maximum compensation you deserve.

At Callahan & Blaine, we have provided top-notch, comprehensive legal services to Orange County victims for over 40 years. Our robust team of 29 lawyers has a proven track of success, including the largest jury verdict in Orange County history worth $934 million. Therefore, you can trust us to handle every aspect of your claim and negotiate on your behalf. Your claim is too important to leave in the hands of an inexperienced team. All our trial lawyers have at least eight years of experience, so you can rest assured your claim is in the right hands.

What Are California’s Pedestrian Laws?

In California, drivers and pedestrians must comply with the state’s right-of-way laws and pay close attention to traffic signals to stay safe and avoid accidents. When collisions occur, these laws often play a role in determining liability. Some important pedestrian laws California drivers and pedestrians should know include the following:

  • Right-Of-Way: In crosswalks, pedestrians only have the right of way if traffic lights or law enforcement signal them to cross the street.
  • Crosswalks: Whether a crosswalk is marked on the road or not, drivers must slow down and yield to pedestrians in these areas. Pedestrians must also use caution when crossing and avoid stopping or delaying traffic.
  • Jaywalking: Jaywalking occurs when a pedestrian crosses a street outside a crosswalk. This is only legal if no vehicles are nearby and can do so safely.
  • Bike Lanes: Pedestrians must stay out of bike lanes when a walking path, like a sidewalk, is available.
  • Vision-Impaired Pedestrians: Vision-impaired pedestrians with canes or guide dogs have the right of way at all intersections.

These laws establish a duty of care for drivers and pedestrians, so they may be responsible for accidents and injuries if they fail to follow them. If you sustained injuries as a pedestrian, our knowledgeable lawyers at Callahan & Blaine can help you understand these laws and how they may apply to your claim.

Potentially Recoverable Damages in an Orange County Pedestrian Accident Claim

When handling your pedestrian accident claim, we conduct a thorough investigation, gathering and analyzing evidence that helps demonstrate fault and prove the damages you suffered due to the liable party’s negligence. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll your injuries can take, so we fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve. Based on the severity of your injuries and unique circumstances, you may recover the costs of the following:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Ambulance ride
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life

While some of these damages, like lost wages and medical bills, may be relatively straightforward to calculate, others, like pain and suffering, are more challenging due to their subjective nature. Our skilled lawyers at Callahan & Blaine understand how to accurately calculate your claim’s value and build a strong claim to significantly increase the likelihood of achieving a successful outcome.

Why Choose Callahan & Blaine for Your California Pedestrian Accident Claim?

After suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident, you deserve high-quality legal representation you can trust to deal with insurance companies and handle the complex claim process. At Callahan & Blaine, we do just that by effectively and efficiently managing every aspect of your claim and setting ourselves apart in the following ways:


We have a 40-year legacy as a law firm, and every lawyer on our team has at least eight years of experience. With this experience and multi-million dollar settlements under our belt, we have the skills and resources necessary to take on your claim and secure maximum compensation.

Valuable Insurance Knowledge

Callahan & Blaine’s managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the country’s leading insurance experts, handling over 1500 mediations in the last 33 years. This knowledge allows us to create innovative, nuanced strategies for your pedestrian accident claim.

Record-Breaking Results

With our vast experience, knowledge, and fierce advocacy, we have achieved stunning results for our clients, including the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history worth $50 million and the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history worth $58 million. Therefore, you can trust us to take on your claim, regardless of size and complexity.

Trial Lawyers

At Callahan & Blaine, we are trial lawyers at our core, so we are fully prepared if your claim needs to go to court. While we attempt to settle pedestrian accident claims without a trial, we have the advanced litigation skills to present your case to a judge and jury.

Contact the Seasoned Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Today

The aftermath of suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming, but with the help of the experienced lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you do not have to handle it alone. We take your legal burdens off your shoulders, including dealing with insurance companies and calculating your claim’s worth. This dedication and our exceptional legal services allow you to focus on recovery and have a stress-free legal experience.

Since 1984, our accomplished pedestrian accident attorneys have helped Orange County victims stand up to negligent parties and navigate the complex legal process. We communicate with you openly and honestly so you can better understand your rights, insurance policies, and how to recover full compensation. To schedule a consultation today, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.