On Friday night, a male pedestrian was struck and killed while standing in the fast lane of Interstate 5 in National City.

The crash was reported near the Mile of Cars exit on the northbound motorway about 8:45 p.m.

While the crash was investigated, officers from the California Highway Patrol diverted traffic off the freeway.

The pedestrian was standing in the fast lane, according to a witness, when the vehicle struck him.

After the crash, the driver whose car was heavily damaged pulled over.


Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident in California 

In California, a statute of limitations is a deadline that affects your pedestrian accident claim. If you miss your deadline, the courts will almost likely refuse to hear your lawsuit, loss of ability for holding a driver or another person responsible. The statute of limitations varies from state to state and according to the type of lawsuit.

According to the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident is two years from the date of the collision. In California, most actions bought for injuries caused by another’s wrongful act or neglect must be filed by this deadline.

If you do not notice your injury right away, the clock may start ticking on the date of injury discovery rather than the date of the accident. If you file a claim against the government, you will only have six months to provide notice.


Damages Recoverable in Pedestrian Accident in California 

Damages are the legal term for a plaintiff’s losses and the amount of financial compensation he or she could recover with a claim. The damages available in your pedestrian accident case will be determined by the severity of your injuries and the types of losses. A pedestrian accident lawyer in California can help you create a complete list of all of your past and future damages.

  • Hospital bills
  • Ongoing medical treatments
  • Counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability costs
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Punitive damages

As a pedestrian accident victim in California, you may be entitled to financial compensation for various damages. Consult an attorney about the true value of your claim before accepting a settlement from an insurance company.

A pedestrian accident lawyer’s evaluation of the claim’s value may be higher than the insurer’s settlement offer. In addition, an attorney can provide you with good legal advice.


Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Contact Southern California Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Khashan Law today at 951.461.2387 if you or your family member have been a victim of a pedestrian accident.

We will meet with you to evaluate your case and determine how our skills can best help you. We are committed to helping accident victims and their families in obtaining the maximum possible monetary compensation.