Pedestrian accidents can leave victims seriously injured, simply due to the fact that a person who walks to and from destinations or for physical exercise lacks the protection someone in a car or other vehicle enjoys. People may not only choose to walk to work, school, or to run errands, many jog and run for exercise. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers realize the serious and even fatal injuries a person may suffer if struck by a car, truck, motorcycle, bus, or other vehicle. Depending on the details and who is found to be responsible, a pedestrian may be eligible for compensation of costs associated with his or her injuries.
Why do these types of accidents occur? In the majority of cases, motorists do not see those who are walking, may be distracted, or simply do not pay sufficient attention to their surroundings and the direction they are driving. What often happens is that:
- A motorist fails to stop for an individual traveling on foot
- A motorist violates California law and strikes a child exiting a school bus
- A motorist runs a red light, striking a pedestrian who is walking and has the right-of-way
- A motorist makes a right-hand turn without looking to see if someone is in the cross walk
As you can imagine, pedestrians suffer some of the most devastating injuries caused in any type of accident. Those who are negligent and leave those who walk seriously injured should be held liable for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our LA personal injury attorneys will fight for your rights, and make sure the negligent party pays!Common Injuries Suffered by Pedestrian Accident Victims in Orange County
The seriousness of the injuries a person suffers when struck by a vehicle depends on several factors, including how the person was hit, and the speed of the vehicle at the time. Some of the most common injuries we often see in these types of cases include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic head injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries (loss of limb)
- Cosmetic disfigurement
- Abrasions, contusions, and lacerations
It is vital that you choose a highly experienced, aggressive Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer when up against a tough opponent and his or her highly paid insurance lawyers. We are on your side, and by your side every step of the way. Because of our intense knowledge in the areas of negligence, liability, and all of the nuances of the Vehicle Code, we are intimidating and won't stand down from a fight. We are your toughest ally, working to recover every penny you deserve no matter what it takes!Contact The Justice Firm now
Pedestrian accidents don't happen only to the victim; they happen to the entire family and can be detrimental to health, family relationships, and your financial standing. Surviving family members may be eligible for wrongful death compensation when a loved one dies as the result of a pedestrian accident. Some of the damages you and/or survivors may be entitled to include emotional/psychological distress, current and ongoing medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and income earning ability, and more. Give us a call today for unmatched legal guidance at 310-914-2444.