A very common question is: what if I’m hit at an intersection crossing the street at an unmarked crosswalk? Under California law, every intersection is a crosswalk, whether marked or not. Obviously it’s safer to cross in a crosswalk. However, the more rural the area, the less likely the intersection is to be painted as a crosswalk.

And, the harder cases, of course, are if a person is crossing in the middle of the street where it’s not an intersection. Every case is different, every case has its own set of facts. Most cases are not 100% black and white, and we are always willing to help any caller think through whether they have a valid case or not.