We Are Standing by to Help You Get Justice After Your Pedestrian Accident
Many people love going for a walk or a run, but they are regrettably at an increased risk of being injured in motor vehicle accidents. According to the Governors Highway Association, almost 700 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle incidents in California for the year 2016.
If you were hit by a car while walking along the street or in a crosswalk, you might be entitled to financial compensation. You can find out what your options are, and how our firm can help, by calling DLC Law at (626) 285-8815.
Common injuries in pedestrian accidents
There are some injuries that we see more often than others when representing clients in pedestrian accidents. They include:
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Various types of traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to the nerves
- Internal hemorrhage
- Severe cuts or lacerations
The severity of these injuries will be determined by a number of factors, including the vehicle’s speed, angle of impact, location of collision with the pedestrian, vehicle design, and location of the accident.
Who is responsible for a pedestrian accident?
Right-of-way rules exist in California, many of which are focused on safeguarding pedestrians and may be used to establish that a motorist is at fault in an accident. In this sort of personal injury action, proof of the driver’s negligence is also required in addition to right-of-way regulations. In a pedestrian accident case, examples of driving carelessness include:
- Driving too fast for the road conditions or exceeding the speed limit
- Driving when tired
- Driving while using a cellphone or other electronic device
- Driving while inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal
- Other dangerous driving habits
It is critical to have an expert personal injury attorney on your side to effectively show that a driver is responsible for your injuries. Our expert attorneys can assist you in obtaining critical evidence that will aid show responsibility.
Compensation for damages is different in every pedestrian case
Because no two pedestrian accidents are identical, the value of each case will vary. This is just another reason why hiring a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer is so important. DLC Law will be able to look through the facts of your case and give you an estimate of its worth. In most cases, pedestrian accident victims are entitled to compensation for:
- Future and past medical costs
- Lost wages
- Reduction or loss of future earning capability
- Pain and suffering
All of these criteria must be considered in order to correctly calculate the approximate worth of your case.
Call now to find out how a pedestrian accident attorney can help you
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone who was reckless or irresponsible, you should not suffer in silence or pay for their faults. You have the right to seek fair and just compensation, and our legal team is ready to work with you throughout the process to defend your rights.
We recognize that every situation is different, which is why we take pleasure in offering individualized service that is as unique as you are. Call us now at (626) 285-8815 to get started.