Current Case - Acosta v. – Personal Injury: Pedestrian Accident

Posted on Oct 04, 2017

Acosta v. – Personal Injury: Pedestrian Accident

In this case, the defendant had struck an individual with a Hummer SUV, severely injuring them while they were crossing a cross-walk.

It is important to note that they were acting in the capacity of a pedestrian, and that they were not operating a vehicle at the time.

This case is likely to spark questions on liability and how it is imposed, but it is important to remember that comparative fault is still a valid form of liability determination in California—this means that pedestrians who are hit by vehicles are likely to receive a percentage of fault from a jury based off how they acted.