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San Jose Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Many pedestrians who are struck by cars think that they are not entitled to compensation because they were not in a crosswalk at the time. However, fault is not always black and white in car-pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in San Jose

At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers represent victims of car-pedestrian accidents in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area. If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian, call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Liability in Car-Pedestrian Accidents

When a car-pedestrian accident results in injury, California law analyzes the comparative fault of each party. If you are partially at fault, you can still recover damages. However, your recovery will be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you. For example:

  • If you were 10 percent at fault, you can recover 90 percent of your damages from the other party
  • If you were 50 percent at fault, you can recover 50 percent of your damages from the other party
  • If you were 90 percent at fault, you can recover 10 percent of your damages from the other party

In California, pedestrians have the right of way when crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at a corner without traffic lights or whether the crosswalk was marked by painted lines. Even if you were injured outside of a crosswalk, the driver may be responsible if he or she was speeding, inattentive or not watching out for pedestrians.

Contact us today: Evidence is important to a pedestrian accident case. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Jose need to find witnesses while the accident is fresh in their minds. We also need to preserve photos of skid marks, damage to the vehicle and the surrounding scene.

Contact Our San Jose Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today!

Call us night or day at (650) 345-8484 or contact our San Jose pedestrian accident lawyers online to arrange a free initial consultation.

Client Reviews

    I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!


    I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally.


    Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did.

    Cindy C.

    A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client’s with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case.

    Lisa D.

    I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.

    Joanna K.

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